Debra McKeown
Associate Professor, Teaching, Learning, and Culture
Office#: 420B Harrington Office Building
Mail Stop: 4232
Office Phone: Not provided
Primary Emphasis Area: Reading Education
Vita: View Document
Office Hours
Monday     12:30-1:30pm
Wednesday     12:30-1:30pm
Short Bio
Dr. McKeown recently joined the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture after more than five years at Georgia State University where she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education. She received her doctorate in Special Education from Vanderbilt University where she trained under Drs. Karen Harris and Steve Graham. McKeown also has ten years of classroom teaching in various settings including charter, urban and international schools. She currently conducts intervention research in the area of writing. Most of her work focuses on impoverished urban settings where she works at both the teacher and student levels. She presents her work at national and international conferences and publishes in top tier journals. She is currently co-PI on a federal grant to demonstrate the efficacy of a writing intervention combining teacher instruction and an intelligent tutor to improve writing outcomes for elementary aged children.

Research Interests
professional development
writing instruction
College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Massively Open Online Virtual Practice-Based Professional Development for Teachers in High Need Schools. (Co-I)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2018/07/01 - 2021/06/30
Total Funding: 7,580,548.
Courses Taught
2018 - 2019
RDNG 361
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