Jennifer Moon Ro, Ph.D.
Office: TH E272 Phone: (716)673-4845
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.
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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