Kathleen Reilly

Assistant Professor

Kathleen Reilly

Contact Information

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Hawkins Hall, Room 419

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Literacy, George
Mason University, 2013

M.A., English Language and Literacy, University of Maryland, College Park, 1991

B.A., Political Theory, English Education, Michigan State University, 1986

Areas of Expertise

Teacher Leadership, Adolescent Literacy, Qualitative Research Methods

Presentations

Reilly, K.A. (2016, October). Leading from the classroom: Peer observation cycles that support professional learning and teacher agency. Roundtable presentation at the Fall Conference of the Southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators, Reston, VA.

Reilly, K.A. (2015, April). Equitable access to literary reading: Using images as complex texts in 10th grade English. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Reilly, K.A. Barbagallo, K., Davis, K., Levy, S., Read, L.A., & Volinsky, A. (2014, November). Leading from the classroom: Empowering teachers through peer observation. Interactive panel session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Council for English Leadership, National Council of Teachers of English, Washington, DC.

Reilly, K.A. & Goen, J. (2014, November). Informational or Literary, Verbal or Nonverbal: It’s Not the Text, It’s the Stance. Roundtable paper session presented at the Annual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Washington, DC.

Reilly, K.A. (2014, April). Treating images as texts: Challenging diverse learners in an untracked English language arts class. Roundtable session presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Reilly, K.A. (2013, December). Images and words: Transforming and accessing meaning-making with nonverbal and verbal texts. Research presented atthe Annual Conference of the Literacy Research Association Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX.

Reilly, K.A. (2012, November). Artist or author? Constructing meaning through images and verbal texts in secondary English language arts. Research presented at theAnnual Convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV.

Reilly, K.A. (2012, February). Making meaning: Pictures, signs, symbols, and significance in tenth grade English. Research presented at the Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Reilly, K.A. (2011, November). Teaching literacy with visual texts in secondary English language arts. Research presented at The Joy of Teaching Literacy, 55th Annual Conference of the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, Richmond, VA.

Castle, S. & Reilly, K. A. (2011, April). The impact of professional development schools on teacher candidates. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Wood, D. R. & Reilly, K. A. (2011, February). Changing populations and teachers’ professional learning communities: Dynamic schools through collaborative practice. Research presented at the 32nd Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Wood, D. R. & Reilly, K. A. (2011, January). So why are we meeting? Professional learning communities in an age of auditing and accountability. Research presented at the College of Education and Human Development Research Symposium, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Wood, D. R. & Reilly, K. A. (2010, January). Collaborating toward better schools: Social practices and teachers’ professional learning communities. Research presented at the College of Education and Human Development Research Symposium, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA.

Publications

Reilly, K.A. (2017). Disabling Assumptions: Reading the silence in Jennifer Egan’s “Great Rock and Roll Pauses”. English Journal, 106(6), 79-80.

Reilly, K.A. (2017). Observing peers develops practice, changes culture. Phi Delta Kappan, 96(6), 13-18. 

Reilly, K.A. (2016). A language of difference: Reading the empty space in Jennifer Egan’s “Great Rock and Roll Pauses.” Journal of Teaching American Literature: Theory and Practice, 8(6), 14-33.

Reilly, K. A. (2015). Making meaning, visibly: “Writing” and “reading” image essays. English Journal 104 (5), 59-65.

Castle, S. & Reilly, K. A. (2011). The impact of professional development schools on teacher candidates. In Neapolitan, J. (Ed.), Taking stock of professional development schools: What’s needed now. National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook, 110(2),(pp. 337-371). New York: Teachers College Press.