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Kristina DeWitt, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, School of Education

kdewitt@liberty.edu
(434) 582-2194

 

Education

  • Ph.D., George Mason University
  • M.Ed. in Education, Mary Washington University

 

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 319
  • EDUC 221
  • EDUC 554
  • EDUC 632

 

Professional Memberships

  • International Literacy Association
  • Florida Literacy Association
  • Virginia State Reading Association
  • International Council on Education for Teaching
  • Kappa Delta Pi, Education Honor Society
  • National Council for Teachers of English
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children

 

Biography

Kristina DeWitt serves as a full-time residential Associate Professor at Liberty University and is the Program Director of Advanced Licensure. She  began her career in K-12 public education and has specialized with a focus on literacy and reading.

 

Publications

  • DeWitt, K (2017). Professionalism in education: Hitting your mark. Chapter 8 Getting the job: professional dress. (2nd ed.) Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Co.
  • DeWitt, K (2016). Professionalism in education: Hitting your mark. Chapter 8 Getting the job: professional dress.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Co.
  • DeWitt, K. (Summer 2014) .The Cinnabon® approach to a successful first year, New Teacher Advocate, KDP Publications.
  • DeWitt, K., Pratt-Fartro, T., & Pinkie, E. (2013). Literature circles gone upside down, Reading in Virginia, Virginia State Reading Association publication.
  • Pratt-Fartro, T., & DeWitt, K. (2013). Health content comprehension: Indicators of adolescents making connections via blogging. Reading Horizons: A Journal of Literacy and Language Arts. Kalamazoo, MI: College of Education & Human Development at Western Michigan University.

 

Research Interests

  • Methodology: Grounded Theory, Phenomenological and Survey Research
  • Topics: struggling readers, diverse learners in urban schools, achievement gap and student engagement in the diverse classroom