Marilyn McKinney, Ph.D.

Professor, Teaching & Learning

Marilyn McKinney

marilyn.mckinney@unlv.edu

Carlson Education Building (CEB) 340

702-895-3337

Curriculum Vitae


Research Expertise: Learning communities in various contexts (e.g., teacher inquiry communities and collaborative field-based programs), writing identity, and oral histories of educators

Marilyn McKinney is a professor of literacy education and Director of the Southern Nevada Writing Project (SNWP). Her current teaching and research interests focus on learning communities in various contexts (e.g., teacher inquiry communities and collaborative field-based programs); writing identity; and oral histories of educators. She has worked as a researcher with the National Writing Project on several major projects: Exploring the impact of SNWP's Family Writing Projects on student writing and teacher practices; and currently on the Legacy 3 project that examines the impact of the National Writing Project on the professional lives of ten teacher-consultants whose writing project experience occurred prior to 1994. Her work has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, English Journal, The Reading Teacher, Teacher Education Quarterly, and Journal of Technology and Teacher Education. She thoroughly enjoys teaching at all levels -- e.g., supporting undergraduates who tutor children in area schools and at the Gayle A. Zeiter Literacy Development Center, graduate students in the Literacy Research Seminar, and doctoral candidates as they progress through coursework and dissertation research.