Author Bio

Kathleen A. Hinchman is Professor in the Reading and Language Arts Department and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the School of Education at Syracuse University. A former middle school teacher, she teaches literacy methods courses and seminars. A co-editor with Kelly Chandler-Olcott of the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, her scholarship includes grants, articles, and books, including Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents’ Lives with Donna E, Alvermann, Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction with Heather Sheridan-Thomas, and the Adolescent Literacies Handbook of Practice-based Research with Deborah A. Appleman. Her current scholarship explores policy implications of literacy- related secondary school reform and use of formative design to explore methods of adolescent literacy instruction. kahinchm@syr.edu


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