Faculty Bios - Mary McGriff

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    Dr. Mary McGriff
    Assistant Professor 

    Email: mmcgriff@njcu.edu 
    Phone: (201) 200-2437
    Office: Professional Studies Building, 345
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    Education

    Ed.D. Literacy Education, Rutgers University   
    M.Ed. Educational Administration, Rutgers University
    B.A. Spanish, Dartmouth College

    Biography

    Dr. McGriff earned her Ed. D. in literacy education from Rutgers University. She also holds an M. Ed. in educational administration from Rutgers University and a B. A. in Spanish from Dartmouth College. Dr. McGriff’s research focuses on engaging literacy teachers in opportunities to investigate and learn from their practice. She is particularly interested in how inquiry, agency and collaboration in teacher professional development cultivate teacher leadership and impact instruction.

    Before joining NJCU, Dr. McGriff served as an elementary school vice principal and principal for seven years. She also coordinated literacy specialist and school administrator professional development sessions for the Rutgers Institute for Improving Student Achievement.

    At NJCU, Dr. McGriff serves as an assistant professor in the Literacy Education Department. She teaches academic foundations courses and graduate level literacy courses. Dr. McGriff also supports literacy-related professional development efforts at A. Harry Moore School.