Karin Keith is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction
at East Tennessee
State University in the Clemmer College. 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 serves on faculty senate and as a campus representative for the Institutional Review Board.
Renee Moran is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at East Tennessee State University, Clemmer College. She received her Ph.D. in Teacher Education with a concentration in Literacy Studies and a cognate in Adult Development from the University of Tennessee. She received her master's degree from San Diego State University in Curriculum and Instruction and bachelor degrees from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in Elementary Education and English.
Dr. Moran taught for eight years in the public schools of North Carolina and California in grades kindergarten, first, and fifth. Her research interests include struggling readers and emergent literacy and the impacts of policy on teacher decision making in the literacy classroom. Dr. Moran's research has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including Language Arts, Query, Statement, Journal of the Louisiana Reading Association, The New Mexico Journal of Reading, The Tennessee Reading Teacher, as well as several edited volumes. She has presented at the local, state, and national levels and currently serves as co-coordinator of the K-6 Interdisciplinary Studies in Education program.
Stacey Fisher is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at East Tennessee State University in the Clemmer College. She received her Ph.D. of Exceptional Learning in Literacy from Tennessee Technological University. Dr. Fisher teaches on-ground and online literacy courses, is cohort student advisor, and Co-Coordinator for the ETSU at Walters State Community College Cohort in the K-6 education program. She spent nine years in public schools. Dr. Fisher's research interests focus on family literacy and photo voice.
Dr. Fisher's research has been presented at the Literacy Research Association, International Conference on Qualitative Inquiry, and the Tennessee Reading Association.