Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education
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Jennifer McConnel

PhD in Education


PhD in Education, Curriculum Theorizing


Dr. Pamela Beach


  • BA Western Michigan University: English and Secondary Education (double major)
    • Lee Honors College at WMU
  • MS Clarion University of Pennsylvania: Library Science
  • MA Hollins University: Children’s Literature

Research Interests

  • Curriculum development and implementation
  • Teacher education and professional development
  • Young Adult and Children’s literature
  • Literacy

Recent Activity

  • Assistant Editor, Graduate Student Symposium, Selected Papers, in association with the Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education (RBJSE) (2017-Present)
  • Research Assistant: Eye-Tracking and Literacy (2017-Present)
  • Research Assistant: Canadian Financial Literacy Project (2018- Present)
  • T.A. (PROF 210 Fall and Winter 2017-2018)
  • GTF (PROF 411 Fall and Winter 2017-2018)
  • Faculty Liaison: I/S Practicum Placements (2017-2018)

Selected Publications

McConnel, J, and Zamborsky, E. (2017). “Thou Talks’t of Nothing: Teaching Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in a Contemporary Context.” Unboxed. 17.