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Lynn Shanahan

Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction
University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

Childhood literacy; literacy, technology and multimodality; STEM and urban education

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Lynn Shanahan’s research focuses on promoting literacy teaching strategies, including in STEM education.

As a member of the Center for Literacy and Reading Instruction at UB, Shanahan provides teachers with guidance to address current and shifting New York State and national standards for literacy through research-based practices and engaging in data-driven instruction. She has a passion for connecting university research to classroom practices and has immersed herself in various public and charter school contexts to test the limits of contemporary research against the current challenges schools face.

Shanahan has studied literacy teaching strategies in multiple disciplines, including in engineering education in elementary schools. She is interested in using technology and multimodality to promote literacy, and is co-author of the book, “Video as a tool for reflection in literacy education and research.”

CONTACT:

Lynn Shanahan, PhD
Associate Professor of Learning and Instruction
University at Buffalo Graduate School of Education

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