Katharine Covino, Ed.D., Secondary Education, English Studies | Fitchburg State University
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Faculty Directory » Katharine Covino

English Studies

Office Hours:

Semester: Fall 2020
Please email Dr. Covino-Poutasse to schedule an appointment.

Office Information:

Room Number: Miller Hall 102B
Phone: 978.665.3751
Email: kcovinop@fitchburgstate.edu

Courses Taught:

Basic College Writing (ENGL 0100)
Writing I (ENGL 1100)
Writing II (ENGL 1200)
Classical Mythology (ENGL 2620)
Nature and Structure of Language (ENGL 2870)
Young Adult Literature (ENGL 2910)


Ed.D., University of Massachusetts Lowell (Language Arts and Literacy)
M.L.A., St. Edward’s University (Literature)
Post Baccalaureate Education Certification Program, Texas Teaching Credential (8-12) - Pedagogy & English, Language Arts, and Reading, St. Edward’s University, Austin, TX
B.A., Rice University (English and History)

Research Interests:

Critical literacy
Critical pedagogy
Early-elementary literacy praxis

Current Projects:

"Critical Literacy and Gender - Tensions in Discourse and Identity" - AERA Conference
"Equal Access for All: Critical Literacy at Work in an Urban, Early-Elementary School Reading Classroom" - MRA Conference
"Feminist Voices Today - The Intersection of Third-wave Feminism and Contemporary Classroom Research" - NEPES Conference
"Critical Literacy and Gender - Tensions in Discourse and Identity" - WILLA

Professional Affiliations:

Merrimack Valley Regional Reading Council (Past officer, Current president) 2012-2017
NEPES - New England Philosophy of Education Society (Member at Large – Executive Board) 2012-2015
AERA - American Educational Research Association (Active and Contributing Member)
ILA - International Literacy Association (Active and Contributing Member)
MRA – Massachusetts Reading Association (Active and Contributing Member) 2012 - Present
NCTE – National Council of Teachers of English (Contributor) 2012 - Present