Kelly Johnston, Ed.D., is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education. Dr. Johnston’s areas of interest and specialization include sociocultural, critical, and affective theories on literacy education; K-8 literacy pedagogy; qualitative research; and university-school partnerships seeking to improve literacy teaching and learning while empowering teachers and students comprised of diverse populations. Along with her research on affective engagement with literacies, Dr. Johnston is currently examining children’s experiences in REACH, an after-school program that integrates literacy and physical education. Her most recent scholarly work is the co-authored article Rootedness Research: Local Possibility Amid a Cosmopolitan Network.

Dr. Johnston teaches graduate courses in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction. Before coming to Baylor, Dr. Johnston taught graduate courses at Teachers College, Columbia University, and at The City College of New York.

Degrees (3)

Ed.D. Curriculum and Teaching
Teachers College, Columbia University

M.Ed. Reading Education
Texas State University

B.S. Interdisciplinary Studies
Baylor University