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About Karin Keith

Karin Keith is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at East Tennessee State University in the Claudius Clemmer College of Education. She also coordinates the Masters of Reading program. She received her Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education from the University of South Carolina. Her research interests include teacher professional development in literacy studies with a focus on literacy integrated with disciplinary content, how language facilitates learning, classroom discourse analysis, action research, and ethnographic study. 

Dr. Keith has been published in a variety of peer-reviewed journals including The Reading Teacher, The Journal of Literacy Research, Illinois Reading Council Journal, Southeast Regional Association of Teacher Educators Journal, Reading Matters, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, Query, and a number of edited volumes. She also serves as a reviewer for The Journal of Teacher Education. Additionally, Dr. Keith is a campus representative for the Institutional Review Board.

Positions

Present Chair and Associate Professor, East Tennessee State University Curriculum and Instruction, Clemmer College
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2017 - 2018 Science LIteraCy in Education through Project-Based Learning (SLICEPBL)
Tennessee Department of Education
Math Science Partnership Grant Program
Role: PI
Colleague(s): PIs: Steve Starnes (Hawkins County), Chih-Che Tai; Co-PIs: Reba Bailey, Wayland Seaton, Renee Moran, Laura Robertson, Huili Hong
$460,000
2017 - 2017 Reaching for Excellence in STEM and Literacy through Project-based Learning
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program
Role: Co-PIs
Colleague(s): PI: Laura Robertson; Co-PIs: Thomas Jones
$74,997
2017 - 2017 Science LIteraCy in Education (SLICE)
Tennessee Department of Education
Math Science Partnership Grant Program
Role: PI
Colleague(s): PIs: Steve Starnes (Hawkins County), Chih-Che Tai; Co-PIs: Reba Bailey, Wayland Seaton, Renee Moran
$120,000
2016 - 2017 Science LIteraCy in Education (SLICE)
Tennessee Department of Education
Math Science Partnership Grant Program
Role: PI
Colleague(s): PIs: Steve Starnes (Hawkins County), Chih-Che Tai; Co-PIs: Reba Bailey, Wayland Seaton, Renee Moran
$445,284
2016 - 2016 Integrating Science Learning with Literacy using Informational and Fictional Texts in Grades 6-12- additional funding
Tennessee Department of Education
Math Science Partnership Grant Program
Role: PI
Colleague(s): PIs: Steve Starnes (Hawkins County), Chih-Che Tai (ETSU); Co- PIs: Wayland Seaton, Reba Bailey
$200,000
2016 - 2016 Reaching for Excellence in High School Biology and Literacy
Tennessee Higher Education Commission
Improving Teacher Quality Grant Program
Role: PI
Colleague(s): Co-PIs: Thomas Jones and Laura Robertson
$74,990
2015 - 2016 Integrating Science Learning with Literacy using Informational and Fictional Texts in Grades 6-12
Tennessee Department of Education
Math Science Partnership Grant Program
Role: Co-PI
Colleague(s): PIs: Steve Starnes (Hawkins County), Chih-Che Tai (ETSU); Co-PIs: Wayland Seaton, Reba Bailey
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, American Educational Research Association
Present Member, Eastern Educational Research Association
Present Treasurer, Gilbreath Reading Association
Present Member, International Reading Association
Present Peer Reviewer, Journal of Teacher Education
Present Member, Literacy Research Association
Present Peer Reviewer (Presentation Proposals), Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting
Present Member, National Council of Teachers of English
Present Member, National Science Teachers Association
Present Scholarship, Grants, & Awards Committee Chair, Tennessee Reading Association
Present Member, Tennessee Reading Association
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Honors and Awards

  • 2009 - Promising Young Researcher Award Nomination
  • 2012 - Horizon Award Recipient, Cohort Programing, ETS
  • 2016 - Outstanding Teaching Award, Clemmar College of Education, ETSU
  • 2017 - INtopFORM Faculty Fellow, ETSU

Courses

  • READ 5120 - Literacy Instruction in Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
  • READ 5120 - Teaching Reading
  • READ 5437 - Reading in the Middle and Secondary School
  • READ 5210 - Psychology of Reading
  • READ 5950 - Action Research in the Reading Education
  • READ 5780 - The Role of the Reading Specialist and Literacy Coach
  • READ 5890- Advanced Practicum in Reading Education
  • READ 3200 - Teaching Writing and Language Arts in the Elementary (K-6) School
  • READ 5750 - Literacy Instruction for Linguistically Diverse Classrooms
  • READ 5453 - Residency I: Advanced Middle Grades (4-8) English/Language Arts
  • READ 3100 - Teaching Reading in the Elementary (K-6) School
  • READ 3000 - Current Issues in 21st Century Literacy

Education

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2009 Ph.D., Language and Literacy Education, University of South Carolina
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1995 M.A.T., East Tennessee State University
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1992 B.B.A., East Tennessee State University
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1991 B.S., East Tennessee State University
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Contact Information

PO Box 70684
Johnson City, Tennessee 37614

Office: 401 Warf-Pickel Hall
Phone: 423-439-7598

Email:


Refereed Journal Publications (8)

Refereed Book Chapters (5)

International Presentations (5)

National Presentations (16)