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Katia Ciampa, PhD

  • Director of Reading Programs
  • Associate Professor

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  • PhD, Education, Cognition & Learning (2014)
    Brock University (Ontario, Canada)

About Me

I'm an associate professor in the Center for Education at Widener University where I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in reading/literacy. My research interests include multiliteracies, the role of motivation in literacy learning, and supporting pre-service teachers’ literacy instructional practices.


Ciampa, K., & Gallagher, T. L. (2019). Exploring Canadian and American pre-service teachers’ self-efficacy and knowledge of literacy instruction. Teaching Education. doi:10.1080/10476210.2019.1658925

Ciampa, K., & Wolfe, Z. (2019). Preparing for dissertation writing: Doctoral education students’ perceptions. Studies in Graduate and Postdoctoral Education10(2), 86-108.

Herman, H., & Ciampa, K. (2019). Chapter 9: The effects of digital literacy support tools on first grade students’ comprehension of informational e-books. In J.E. Kim & B. Hassinger-Das (Eds.), Reading in the digital age: Young children’s experiences with e-books (pp. 175-196). New York, NY: Springer International Publishing AG.