Professor and Department Chair



Professor and Chair. B.A., English and Communications, Linfield College; M.A., English, Washington State University; Ph.D., English Education, New York University.
Professor Reid teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in English education. Courses include theories of teaching literature; theories of reading visual texts; world literature; and methods of teaching reading, language arts, and composition. She is a past editor of English Journal, a national publication for secondary school English language arts teachers. She has published articles in numerous professional journals, including English Journal and English Education, and gives workshops nationally and internationally on teaching international literature to young adults, graphic narratives, critical reading and thinking strategies, and visual literacy. Current research interests include an investigation of the pedagogical potential of graphic narratives and the roles of multimodal literacies in preservice teacher education and secondary English language arts curriculum. Eight textbooks coauthored with Fran Claggett and Ruth Vinz exemplify her theories: Learning the Landscape, Recasting the Text (1996) and six Daybooks of Critical Reading and Writing for grades 6 12 (2009). Reflective Activities: Helping Students Connect with Texts (1998), edited with Jeffrey Golub, gathers exemplary classroom practices around the unifying theme of the power of reflection in teaching and learning. Rationales for Teaching Young Adult Literature (1999), edited with Jamie Hayes Neufeld, incorporates her research interests in censorship, literacy, and adolescents' literature.