Dr. Michael C. McKenna
Thomas G. Jewell Professor of Reading
University of Virginia

405 Emmet Street South
Curry School of Education
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Phone: (434) 924-7266
Fax: (434) 924-0747

Email: mcm7g@virginia.edu

Michael C. McKenna is Thomas G. Jewell Professor of Reading at the University of Virginia.  He has authored, coauthored, or edited 15 books and more than 100 articles, chapters, and technical reports on a range of literacy topics. His books include The Literacy Coach's Handbook, Assessment for Reading Instruction, Help for Struggling Readers, Teaching through Text, Issues and Trends in Literacy Education, among others. His research has been sponsored by the National Reading Research Center (NRRC) and the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA). He is the cowinner of NRC’s Edward Fry Book Award and ALA’s Award for Outstanding Academic Books. He serves on the editorial board of Reading Research Quarterly, and his articles have appeared in that journal as well as the Journal of Educational Psychology, Educational Researcher, The Reading Teacher, and others. He has coedited themed issues of the Peabody Journal of Education and Reading and Writing Quarterly. His research interests include comprehension in content settings, reading attitudes, technology applications, and beginning reading.


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Teaching Reading with an Attitude
(George Graham Lecture, 2008)