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Theresa A. McGinnis

Associate Professor of Specialized Programs in Education


Degrees

PHD, 2002, University of Pennsylvania; EDM, 1994, Loyola Marymount Univ; BA, 1980, Univ Calif Los Angeles UCLA


Bio

Theresa McGinnis received her doctorate in Reading, Writing and Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania. Her dissertation, Khmer Youth in a Migrant Education Program: Discourses, Literacies and Possible Selves, describes the literacy and discourse practices of Khmer children of migratory agricultural workers as they engage with their urban schools and communities. Her teaching and research interests include sociocultural theories of literacy, transnational literacies, the ways youth integrate reading and writing with other semiotic modes, and the culturally and socially significant meanings youth convey through their multilingual literacy and expressive practices. She has presented her work in these areas at national and international conferences sponsored by the American Anthropological Association, American Educational Research Association, International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English and the International Sociological Association. Dr. McGinnis’ work has been published in several peer-reviewed journals including: Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Linguistics and Education, The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Voices from the Middle, and Afterschool Matters.

As a faculty member in the Literacy Studies program, Dr. McGinnis has taught a wide variety of undergraduate, masters’ degree level and doctoral degree level courses. She has designed courses on digital literacies, and on the cultural and historical perspectives of literacy. In addition to her University teaching, Dr. McGinnis has spent over 12 years teaching Middle School students in the urban communities of Los Angeles and Philadelphia.


Recent Courses Taught

Course Title Level
LYST 101 LIT FOR MID/HIGH SCHOOL TEACH Undergraduate
LYST 200A INTRO TO LITERACY STUDIES Graduate
LYST 212 FAM, COM, & SCH LIT: CLTR PERS Graduate
LYST 213 INTR BILNG FOR CHILD/ADOLSCNTS Graduate
LYST 213A INTR BILNG INSTRCN ESL TCHRS Graduate
LYST 217A READ AND WRITING W/ADOLESCENTS Graduate
LYST 252 DIGITAL LITERACIES Graduate
LYST 301 PORTFOLIO/ADV&PRESNT Graduate
LYST 365A CLTRL & HIST PRE OF LANG & LIT Graduate
LYST 601 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PLANNING Graduate
LYST 602 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PREP Graduate
LYST 603 DISSERTATION PROPOSAL PREP EXT Graduate
LYST 604 DISSERTATION ADVISEMENT Graduate
READ 351 INDEPENDENT STUDY Graduate
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