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Kathleen McIlwain, Ph.D.

Director, Undergraduate Education Programs
Director, Graduate Reading & Writing, Early Childhood, Elementary and Special Education Programs

Educational Background:
Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.A.T., Salem College
B.A., Emory & Henry College

Phone: (603) 897-8572; Email: kmcilwain@rivier.edu  

Courses Taught:
ED305 Literacy & Language Arts in the Elementary School; ED101 Introduction to Education; ED324 Children's Literature; ED521 Process of Writing; ED523 Content Literacy; ED634 Reading & Writing Seminar

Specialties/Research Interests

  • Literacy
  • Teacher education

Background/Accomplishments
Dr. McIlwain is the founder of the Rivier University Summer Reading Program, a cooperative effort with the Nashua School District to bring literacy immersion and enrichment to struggling elementary students through the expertise of graduate students in the University M.Ed. Reading & Writing program. She is also a board member of Growth Through Learning, a non-proft organization supporting secondary education of girls and young women in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.

Recent Publications/proceedings
Dr. McIlwain is currently collaborating on an introductory level textbook for students aspiring to a career in education.