Professor of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership
Hagedorn Hall 260
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Degrees: DED, 1981, Teachers Coll, Columbia Univ; MA, 1980, Teachers Coll, Columbia Univ; MED, 1977, Rutgers Univ
Denny Taylor is professor of literacy studies in the Teaching, Literacy and Leadership program at Hofstra University. She began teaching in 1968 in the East End of London, and has been continuously engaged in ethnographic literacy research since 1977. In 2004, she was inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame.
Dr. Taylor is also the director of the International Center for Everybody’s Child at Hofstra University. The Center provides assistance to teachers and children in the aftermath of catastrophic events, supports international educational projects, and maintains an international network of teachers, doctors, social workers, and mental health professionals who can assist teachers working with children in crisis. Her ethnographic research focuses on the impact of catastrophic events on the lives of children and the social response of the educational community to mass trauma. Her field work includes research in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. She has published numerous scholarly articles, chapters, and several books, including most recently: Earth’s Children in Crisis; The Great Acceleration: Human Life on Earth from Adaptation to Transformation, or Annihilation? and Can Science Save Us?
She received Masters degrees from Rutgers University and Teachers College at Columbia University, and her Doctoral Degree from Teachers College at Columbia University.