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Cynthia Shanahan, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Executive Director, Council on Teacher Education
EDUCATIONPh.D., University of Georgia
RESEARCH AND TEACHING INTERESTS
Dr. Shanahan is the director of the UIC Council on Teacher Education. Her research is in content-area literacy, conceptual change, and the reading of multiple texts.
Shanahan, C. (In press). Disciplinary comprehension. In G. Duffy & S. Israel (Eds.) Handbook of Reading Comprehension. New York, NY: Lawrence Erlbaum & Associates.
Shanahan, C., & Shanahan, T. (In press). Content area reading and learning: Flexibility in knowledge acquisition. In K. b. Cartwright (Ed., Flexibility in literacy processes and instructional practice. Guilford Publications.
Shanahan, C. (In press). Themes in ethical behavior. In S. Israel & C. Lassonde (Eds.). Integrating ethics within the context of teaching and teacher research. Guildford Publications.
Shanahan, C. (In press). Essential fieldwork for the preparation of teachers of reading in urban settings. In L.C. Wilkinson & L. Morrow (Eds.) Preparing teachers for teaching reading in urban settings. International Reading Association.
Hynd-Shanahan, C. (2006). Reading multiple documents in history class: Evolution of a teaching strategy based on the reading process of practicing historians. In K. A. Dougherty Stahl and M. C. McKenna (Eds.). Reading research at work: foundations of effective practice (pp. 351-362). New York: Guilford.
Oldfather, P., & Shanahan, C. (2005). Case study of writing motivation as empowerment. In S. Hidi & P. Boscolo (eds.) Motivation and writing: Research and school practice. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer.
Shanahan, C. (2004). Teaching Science Through Literacy. In T. Jetton & J. Dole, (Eds.) Adolescent Literacy Research and Practice (pp 75-93). New York: The Guildford Press.
Stahl, S, & Shanahan, C. (2004). Learning to think like a historian: Disciplinary knowledge through critical analysis of multiple documents. In T. Jetton & J. Dole, (Eds.) Adolescent Literacy Research and Practice (pp 94-118). New York: The Guildford Press.
Hynd, C. (2004). Better Textbooks, Better Readers and Writers. In Weed (Ed). Crossing Borders. NJ: International Reading Association
PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Director, UIC Council on Teacher Education
Member, International Reading Association, National Reading Conference