Professor of Teacher Education and Program Director
Areas of expertise: Digital literacy, education, literacy, reading instruction, teacher preparation, teaching, technology in education, writing instruction
Kristen Hawley Turner (PhD, Rutgers University) focuses on the intersections between technology and literacy. She works with teachers across content areas to implement effective literacy instruction and to incorporate technology in meaningful ways. An accomplished author of several journal articles and book chapters dealing with adolescent digitalk, technology and teacher education and writing instruction, she regularly provides professional development workshops related to literacy instruction for teachers. She is the co-author of Connected Reading: Teaching Adolescent Readers in a Digital World and Argument in the Real World: Teaching Students to Read and Write Digital Texts, as well as editor of The Ethics of Digital Literacy: Developing Knowledge and Skills across Grade Levels. A former high school teacher of English and social studies, she is the founder and director of the Digital Literacies Collaborative, a professional network for teachers in the tristate area. She is also teacher consultant for the National Writing Project.