Recent Publications, Presentations, Awards, and Grants

Johnston, P. Literacy, learning, thinking and classroom communities. Daylong workshop at the University of Maine at Orono.  May 20th, 2011.  

Johnston, P.  Ongoing, Formative Progress Monitoring. Keynote for Preconvention Institute: “The Purposes and Uses of Assessment in a Response to Intervention (RTI) System” at the International Reading Association annual meeting.  Orlando, FL.  May 8th, 2011.

Johnston, P.  Transcending the curriculum and other consequences of engaged reading on adolescent learners.  Presentation at the International Reading Association annual meeting.  Orlando, FL.  May 11th, 2011.

Johnston, P. Response to Intervention and Literacy Development. Presentation at the Pennsylvania State University Successful Approaches to RTI conference.   June 21st, 2011.

Scanlon, D.M. (May, 2011). Preventing early reading difficulty through professional development for teachers.  Invited keynote address presented for the Exceptional Education Graduate Research Symposium, Buffalo State College, Buffalo, NY.

Vokatis, B. (2011). Book review. [Review of the book Rethinking education in the age of technology: The digital revolution and schooling in America, by A.  Collins & R. Halverson]. Journal of Language and Literacy Education [Online], 7 (1), 103-107. Available at http://www.coe.uga.edu/jolle/2011_1/Vokatis_bookreview.pdf

Wissman, K. (2011). “Rise up!”:  Literacies, lived experiences, and social identities in an in-school “Other space.” Research in the Teaching of English, 45 (4), 405-438.

Scanlon, D. M. (March, 2010).  Responsive teaching and response to intervention: Considering the I in RTI.  Invited keynote address presented at the annual meeting of the New York State Reading Association, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Sheehy, M. (2011). How written response to photographs formed an online, ecological learning system and how an artist used it. American Educational Research Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Wissman, K. (2011, April). Intertextualities, multimodalities, and meaning-making in a reading support class. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Wissman, K. & Wiseman, A. (2011, April). Am I ever going to get over the past?”: Trauma narratives and critical literacies within the poetry workshop. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.

Malavasic, J. (2011). Psst! Here's a clue:  What are assessments really asking?  Workshop presented at Spaulding High School.  Barre, Vermont. February 25.

Gelzheiser, L., Scanlon, D., Vellutino, F., Quinn, K., & Dean, G. (2011-2015). Efficacy of the Interactive Strategies Approach-Extended as a Small Group Intervention for Intermediate Grade Struggling Readers. $3,138,201.00

Johnston. P.  Literacy, learning, thinking and classroom communities. Monroe BOCES, Rochester, NY.  February 11th, 2011.  

Wissman, K., Costello, S., & Hamilton, D. (2011, February). Family Guy, Powerpuff Girls, and Jared the Subway Guy:  Intertextualities, sociosemiotics, and meaning-making within a reading support class. Paper presented at the Ethnography in Education Research Forum, Philadelphia, PA.

Johnston, P.  (2011). Building independence.  Wisconsin Reading Association, Milwaukee, WI.  February, 4.

Johnston, P.  (2011). RTI Panel presentation.  Wisconsin Reading Association, Milwaukee, WI.  February, 3.

Johnston, P.  (2011). Developing persistent, strategic, literacy learners. Comprehensive Literacy and Illinois  Reading Recovery Conference, Chicago, IL.  January 14

Johnston, P.  (2011).  Literacy, learning, thinking and classroom communities. Comprehensive Literacy and Illinois Reading Recovery Conference, Chicago, IL.  January 14.

Vasudevan, L. & Wissman, K.  (2011). Out-of-school literacies. In D. Lapp & D. Fisher (Eds.), Handbook of research on teaching the English Language Arts. (Third Edition.) (pp. 97-103). New York: Routledge.

Affinito, S. (2010). Iroquois Reading Council. Presentations and break-out sessions.

Anderson, K.L., Scanlon, D.M., Goatley, V.J., Gelzheiser, L.M. & Bryer, J. (December, 2010). Impact of changes in literacy course content in teacher education programs on pre-service teachers’ knowledge. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Fortworth, TX.

Deeney, T., Dozier, C., Laster, B. & LiteracyLab/Reading Clinic Study Group. (2010). Transfer and Transformation: What Reading Clinic/Literacy Lab Graduates’ Current Practices Mean for Clinic/Lab Instruction. Alternative Session presented at Literacy Research Association. Fort Worth, TX. December 2nd.

Dozier, C., Deeney, T., and Laster, B. (2010). Literacy Lab/Reading Clinic Study Group leaders. Literacy Research Association. Fort Worth, TX.

Dozier, C., Garnett, S., & Tabatabai, S. (In press, 2011). Responsive Teaching through Instructional Conversations. Reading Teacher.

Ivey, G. & Johnston, P. (2010). Reading engagement, achievement, and moral development in adolescence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Fort Worth, TX. December 2nd.

Johnston, P. (2010). Literacy assessment: Extending the past into the present. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Fort Worth, TX. December 3rd.

Johnston, P. (2010). Discursive frames in literacy learning and agentive networks of development. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Fort Worth, TX.December 2nd.

Malavasic, J. (2010). Book Review. Literacy instruction for adolescents: Research-based practice by K. Wood & W. Blanton. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 54(3).

Scanlon, D.M., Anderson, K.L. & Gelzheiser, L.M. (December, 2010). The impact of professional development for teachers on children’s early literacy development. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Fortworth, TX.

Sheehy, M. (2010). Traveling desire: Learning in a participatory Flickr culture. Research paper presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Annual Convention, November 21, 2010.

Wissman, K. (2010, December). Telling stories of trauma through poetry: Two middle school girls claim narrative control. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Wissman, K. (2010). Supreme efforts of care and honest utterance: Grasping the singular power of the spoken word in school spaces. Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education: Special Issue Honoring Joe Cytrynbaum, 7 (2), 49-53.

Available: http://www.urbanedjournal.org/AAACurrentIssue/PUE-Fall-V7I2.pdf

Donna Scanlon (PI), Reading, and Co-PIs Kim Anderson and Ginny Goatley, Reading, and Lynn Gelzheiser, Educational and Counseling Psychology, received $790,000 for a three-year U.S. Department of Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education project titled Enhancing Teacher Knowledge and Skills Related to Early Literacy Instruction. The goal of the project is to enhance the preparation of pre-service teachers with regard to their ability to provide effective instruction to early literacy learners, particularly those who struggle at the early stages of literacy development. This goal will be addressed by providing instructors who teach language arts and/or reading methods courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels with professional development and instructional materials and activities to use when teaching.

Johnston, P.  (2010). Literacy, Learning, Thinking and Classroom Communities.  Keynote address at the annual meeting of the Association of Teachers of Exceptional Children, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  October 22.

Johnston, P.  (2010). Developing Persistent, Strategic, Literacy Learners. Workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teachers of Exceptional Children, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada.  October 22.

Johnston, P. H. (Ed.). (2010). RTI in Literacy - Responsive and Comprehensive. Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Wissman, K. (Principal Investigator). (2010-2011). Teen Writers and Writing Across Contexts.  Faculty Research Award Program: University at Albany. 

Wissman, K. (2010, April). Toward a relational turn in literacies research:Young women of color claiming literacy legacies within an ³Other space.² Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Wixson, K. K., Lipson, M. Y., & Johnston, P. H. (2010). Making the most of RTI. In M. Y. Lipson & K. K. Wixson (Eds.), Successful approaches to RTI:  Collaborative practices for improving K-12 literacy (pp. 1-19). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.

Costello, S. (in press). [Review of the book Place Stories: Time, Space and Literacy in Two Classrooms, by M. Sheehy.] Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 41 (3).

Cheryl Dozier has been awarded the prestigious Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching. The letter from President George Philip says, "This designation, on top of your UAlbany award, underscores the importance and value of your contribution to the mission and programs of this institution." (6/24/10)

Cheryl Dozier been selected as a recipient of a 2010 University at Albany Excellence in Teaching Award.

Dr. Kelly Wissman's recent article, “Spinning themselves into poetry”: Images of urban adolescent writers in two novels for young adults. Children’s Literature in Education, 40 (2), 149-167 has been selected as a recipient of a 2010 Virginia Hamilton Essay Honor Certificate.

Sheehy, M. (2010). Place stories: Time, space and literacy in two classrooms. Hampton Press.

Dozier, C. (2010, February). Featured Speaker. Responsive Literacy Coaching: Engaging and Learning with Teachers. Wisconsin Reading Association. Milwaukee, WI.

Dozier, C. (2010, February). Featured Speaker. Responsive Teaching to Engage Learners:. Wisconsin Reading Association. Milwaukee, WI. 

Johnston, P. (2010, February). Featured Speaker. Teaching the whole child while teaching for comprehension. Wisconsin Reading Association. Milwaukee, WI.

Johnston, P. (2010, February). Panel Discussion: “Teacher, what do you mean you need time to become expert? I only have you this year!”  Wisconsin Reading Association. Milwaukee, WI.

Johnston, P. (2010, February).  Literacy, learning, thinking and classroom communities.  National Reading Recovery Conference, Columbus, OH.

Malavasic, J.  (2010, February 5) An exploration of multiliteracies. Session at Vermont Reads Initiative, 21st Century Literacies Institute, Burlington Vermont.