Katia Ciampa, PhD
- Director of Reading Programs
- Associate Professor
Programs I Teach
- Cognitive Studies in Reading (EdD)
- Reading Education (MEd)
- Secondary Education (MEd)
- Graduate Education Certificates
- PA State Education Certifications & Endorsements
- Elementary Education: The Early Years and Special Education (PK-12) (BA)
- Elementary Education: The Early Years (Pre-K-4) (MEd)
- PhD, Education, Cognition & Learning (2014)
Brock University (Ontario, Canada)
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 Education, 10(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.
- Education Professors Publish Article in Teaching in Higher Education
Dr. Katia Ciampa, an assistant professor in the Center for Education, and Dr. Zora Wolfe, an associate professor in the Center for Education, published a peer-reviewed article in "Teaching in Higher Education" in September 2020. The article, titled "From isolation to collaboration: creating an intentional community of practice within the doctoral dissertation proposal writing process," was a retrospective case study to examine the implementation of peer-review practices in a doctoral dissertation proposal course.