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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
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Stuckey, A., & McKeown, D. (2018, in press). Effects of a behavior prompting routine on specific praise rates in high school. Research in the Schools. (In Press)

2. McKeown, D., FitzPatrick, E., Brown, M., Brindle, M, Owens, J., & Hendrick, R., (2018, in press). Urban teachers[48]19 implementation of SRSD for persuasive writing following practice-based professional development: positive effects mediated by compromised fidelity. Reading and Writing. (In Press)

3. McKeown, D., & FitzPatrick, E. (2018). Planning to write is planning to succeed: Word architects need blueprints too. In Best Practices in Writing Instruction. Graham, S., MacArthur, C., & Hebert, M. (Eds). New York: Guilford.

* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Catapult #5. (PI)
2018/11/01 - 2020/05/01
Total Funding: .

Promoting Improvements in Teacher Quality Through Massively Open Online Professional Development. (Co-I)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2018/07/01 - 2021/06/30
Total Funding: 7,580,548.
Courses Taught
2019 - 2020
EDCI 691
2018 - 2019
RDNG 361, RDNG 604
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