Faculty Member

Dr. Caitlin L. Ryan

Associate Professor

Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education

EB Room 239

910.962.3546
ryanc@uncw.edu

Courses Taught

EDN 340 Reading Foundations K-6
EDN 541 Role of Literature in Learning and the Curriculum

Education

Ph.D., Teaching and Learning: Language, Literacy and Culture, The Ohio State University, 2010
M.A., Teaching and Learning: Language, Literacy and Culture, The Ohio State University, 2007
B. A. with Honors, Linguistics (Minor: African American Studies), University of Virginia, 2001

Research Interests

LGBTQ-inclusive children’s literature; LGBTQ-inclusive teaching in K-5; teaching for equity with children’s literature; district- and school-level ELA curriculum design

Recent Publications

Monographs:

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles and Book Chapters:

Invited Journal Articles:

Honors and Awards

Edward B. Fry Book Award, Literacy Research Association, 2018
Profile in Diversity Award, College of Education, East Carolina University, 2017
East Carolina Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award, 2015
Article of the Year Award, Queer Studies special interest group of the American Educational Research Association, 2013

Professional Service

Editorial Review Board Member for Language Arts, The Reading Teacher, English Journal, and Journal of Children’s Literature
Build Your Stack Committee of the National Council of Teachers of English
P. David Pearson Scholarly Influence Award Committee, Literacy Research Association