LLL Faculty:

College of Education
Office of the Dean
705 Maytum Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3311 phone
(716) 673-3794 fax


Curriculum & Instruction
E268 Thompson Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3701 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

Language, Learning & Leadership
E262 Thompson Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
(716) 673-3702 phone
(716) 673-4664 fax

"Dr. Jennifer Moon Ro"Jennifer Moon Ro, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Office: TH E272 Phone: (716)673-4845
Email: jennifer.ro@fredonia.edu





Dr. Ro is currently an associate professor of literacy in the department of Language, Learning, & Leadership.  She received her Ph. D in reading education from The University of Georgia.  She is a former elementary classroom teacher of the New York City Public Schools.  She has taught a wide range of literacy courses at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Research Interests or Expertise

Sociocultural factors and literacy practices, biliteracy, new literacies, technology-influenced writing development, and literacy coaching.


  • Ro, J. M., Beier, C., & Chen, X. (2010). “Digital writing workshop: Preservice teachers explore writing through informational digital bookmaking,” The Reading Professor, 32(1),   [peer reviewed]
  • Ro, J. M. (2010). “Identities of young Korean English language learners at school: Imposed or achieved?,” The Reading Matrix: An International Online Journal, 10(1), pp. 1-14. [peer reviewed]
  • Magiera, K., Bird, C., Simmons, R., Geraci-Crandall, L., Beier, C., & Ro, J. M. (2010). “Undergraduate teacher candidate knowledge and beliefs about literacy,” Exceptional Individuals, 34(3), pp. 7-10. [peer reviewed]
  • Ro, J. M., Eakle, A. J., Hruby, G., Rush, L., Alvermann, D. E., & Aaron, I. (2003). “Writing a literacy dissertation: Looking back, looking forward,” American Reading Forum Online Yearbook, 23. Refereed.
  • Baumann, J., Ro, J. M., Duffy-Hester, A., & Hoffman, J. (2000). “Then and now: Perspectives on the status of elementary reading instruction by prominent reading educators,” Reading Research and Instruction, 39(3), 236-264. Refereed.
  • Baumann, J. F., Hoffman, J. V., Duffy-Hester, A., & Ro, J. M. (2000). “The First Reading: Yesterday and today: U.S. elementary reading instruction practices reported by teachers and administrators,” Reading Research Quarterly, 35(3), 338-377. Refereed.
  • Baumann, J. F., Duffy-Hester, A., Moon, J. S., & Hoffman, J. V. (2000). Our past and our present. In J. V. Hoffman, J. F. Baumann, & P. Afflerbach (Eds.), Balancing principles for teaching elementary reading. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.
  • Alvermann, D. E., Moon, J. S., & Hagood, M. S. (1999). Popular culture in the classroom: Teaching and researching critical media literacy. NRC/IRA Literacy Studies Series.
  • Baumann, J. F., Hoffman, J. V., Moon, J. S., & Duffy-Hester, A. (1998). “Where are the teachers’ voices in the phonics/whole language debate? Results from a survey of U.S. elementary classroom teachers,” The Reading Teacher, 51(8), 636-650. Refereed.

Recent Conference Presentations

  • Ro, J. M., Han, K., Kim, H., & Yoon, B. (December 2009). Literacy Research Past, Present, and Future: The Case of Research on Korean and Korean American Students in the US.  Symposium presentation at the 59th National Reading Conference/Literacy Research Association. Albuquerque, NM.  
  • Ro, J. M. (December 2009).  A Multimodal Analysis of a Bilingual Child’s Writing On-  and Off-Screen. A roundtable paper presented at the 59th National Reading Conference/Literacy Research Association. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Ro, J. M. (December 2009).  A White Teacher’s Reflections on Race in His Diverse Classroom: A Story of Struggle, Hope, and Possibility.  Paper presented at the 59th National Reading Conference/Literacy Research Association. Albuquerque, NM.
  • Beier, C., Ro, J. M., & Chen, X. (February 2009). Creating and Integrating Informational Digital Children’s Books in the Primary Literacy Curriculum. 54th International Reading Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ. 

Terminal Degree

Ph.D.  University of Georgia, Athens, GA. Reading/Literacy Education.

M.S.  CUNY-Lehman College, New York, N.Y.  Reading Education.

B. S.  New York University, New York, N.Y.  Elementary Education.

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