Donita Massengill Shaw, associate professor, joined the KU Curriculum & Teaching faculty in the fall of 2002. Dr. Shaw earned her B.S. in Elementary Education and M.A. in Reading Education from Andrews University. Her Ph.D. was awarded from the University of Kansas.
Donita’s primary research interests are adult literacy and teacher education. She is specifically interested in helping adult education students reach their academic goals. Dr. Shaw is also passionate about preparing future and current teachers so they are well-qualified to teach literacy. Donita has published research in Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, Reading Psychology, and Reading Research and Instruction. She has presented research at the International Reading Association Conference and the Literacy Research Association Conference (formerly the National Reading Conference).
- Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction; specialization - reading, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 2002
- M.A., Reading Education, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, 1994
- B.S., Elementary Education, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan, 1993
Adult Literacy, Literacy Interventions, Teacher Education
|C&T||359||Basic Processes of Reading|
|C&T||448||Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum|
|C&T||740||Foundations of Reading|
|C&T||844||The Reading Program|