University at Buffalo

Lynn E. Shanahan

Lynn E. Shanahan

Associate Professor 10 Months

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Curriculum and Instruction; Elementary Education; Literacy; Race, Inequality, and Education; Reading Instruction; Learning Communities; Learning Design; Multimodality, Embodiment, and Digital Literacy; Linguistic, Discourse, and Sociocultural Context; Qualitative Research Methods

Contact Information
587 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-4028
ls34@buffalo.edu


Education and Training:
  • Ph.D., University at Buffalo (2006)
  • M.Ed., Pennsylvania State University (1990)
  • B.S., Indiana University of Pennsylvania (1986)
Awards and Honors:
  • STAR Faculty Award for Teaching 2013-14; ; Graduate School of Education; 2015-05-05;
Grants:
Grant:
  • Engineering Literacy the Elementary School: Learning the Engineering Design Process to Read, Write, think, Talk, and Act Like an Engineer.; Local; University at Buffalo, SUNY Innovation Micro-Programs Accelerating Collaboration Themes; Awarded; (06/03/2015-06/03/2015)
  • Disciplinary Literacies: Ways of talking, reading, writing, thinking, and acting like an Engineer; Federal; International Reading Association (Funding source is an international organization. However there is no option under source for this.; Awarded; (06/03/2015-06/03/2015)
  • Engineering and literacy as partners in the design process: Using multiliteracies and scientific inquiry to support underrepresented minorities in STEM-related disciplines.; Local; University at Buffalo, SUNY, Civic Engagement Grant Development Fellowship; Awarded; (12/09/2014-01/01/2016)
Publications:
Book or Monograph:
  • McVee, M.B., Shanahan, L.E., Hayden, E.H., Boyd, F.B., & Pearson, P.D. (2018). Video pedagogy in action: Critical reflective inquiry using the gradual release of responsibility. New York: Routeldge.
Journal Article:
  • McVee, M.B., Silvestri, K.N., Shanahan, L.E., & English, K. (2017). Productive communication in an engineering afterschool club with girls who are English language learners. Theory into Practice, 56(4), 248-254
  • Shanahan, L.E., *Silvestri, K.N., & McVee, M.B. (2018). Digital engineering design team journals: Providing multimodal opportunities for English language learners to explain design choices, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 61(4), 445-451.
  • Shanahan, L.E., *Silvestri, K.N., & McVee, M.B. (2016). Disciplinary literacies in engineering club: Exploring productive communication and the engineering design process. Literacy Research: Theory, Method and Practice, 65(1), 404-420.
  • Shanahan, L. E., & Flury-Kashmanian, C. M. (2014). Orchestrating semiotic resources in explicit strategy instruction. Pedagogies: An International Journal, 9(2), 37-41.
  • Tochelli, A.L., & Shanahan, L.E. (2014). Engaging students in response to informational texts through comic books and digital art. Language Arts, 92(2), 119.
Edited Book:
  • McVee, M.B., Shanahan, L.E., & English, K.W. (2017). Theory into Practice, 56. https://doi.org/10.1080/00405841.2017.1385343
  • Ortlieb, E., McVee M.B., & Shanahan, L.E. (2015). Video as a tool for reflection in literacy and education research. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.
  • Ortlieb, E., Shanahan, L.E., & McVee M.B. (2015). Video Research in Disciplinary Literacies. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.
  • Ortlieb, E., McVee, M. B., & Shanahan, L. E.(Eds.) (2015).Video as a tool for reflection in literacy education and research. Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.
Book Chapter:
  • McVee, M.B., Gavelek, L.E., & Shanahan, L.E. (2017). What scholars of multiliteracies can learn from embodied cognition. In F. Serafini and E. Gee (Eds.), Remixing multiliteracies: Theory and practiced from New London to New times (pp. 148-161). New York: Teachers College Press.
  • McVee, M.B., Shanahan, L.E., Pearson, P.D., & Rinker, T.W. (2015). Using the gradual release of responsibility model to support video reflection with preservice and inservice teachers. In E.Ortlieb, M.B. McVee, & L.E. Shanahan (Eds.), Video as a tool for reflection in literacy and education research (pp. 59-80). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group
  • Shanahan, L.E., Tochelli-Ward, A.L., & Rinker, T.W. (2015). Insights into inservice teachers’ video-facilitated reflection of literacy practices. In E.Ortlieb, M.B. McVee, & L.E. Shanahan (Eds.), Video as a tool for reflection in literacy and education research (pp. 21-40). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.
  • McVee, M.B., Shanahan, L.E., Pearson, P.D., & Rinker, T.W. (in press, 2015). Using the gradual release of responsibility model to support video reflection with preservice and inservice teachers. In E. Ortlieb, M.B. McVee, L.E. Shanahan (Eds.) Video Reflection in Literacy Teacher Education Development: Lessons From Research and Practice (pp. 59-80). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.
  • Shanahan, L.E., Tochelli-Ward, A.L., & Rinker, T.W. (2015). Insights into inservice teachers' video-facilitated reflection of literacy practices In E. Ortlieb, M.B. McVee, and L.E. Shanahan (Eds.), Video Reflection in Literacy Teacher Education and Development: Lessons from Research and Practice, (pp. 21-40). Bingley, UK: Emerald Publishing Group.
Presentations:
  • Conferences:
    • *Silvestri, K.N., *Jarmark, C.J., McVee, M.B., Shanahan, L.E., & *Pytlak, M. (2018, April).“What do I bring to the table?” Teacher identity and tensions teaching unfamiliar engineering content. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York City, NY.;
    • Haq, K.S. & Shanahan, L.E. (2018, April). Productive Communication in an elementary engineering club: A multimodal analysis. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York City, NY.;
    • McVee, M.B., *Barrett, N., *Haq, K.S., *Silvestri, K.N., Brock, C.B., Robertson, D.A., Borti, A., Dutro, E., Rumenapp, J., & Shanahan, L.S. (2017, December). Positioning Theory and literacy research: Methodological and conceptual issues. Symposium presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.;
    • McVee, M.B., Shanahan, L.E., & *Silvestri, K.N. (2017, September). Designing Vital Engineering and Literacy Oriented Practices (DeVELOP) STEM: An engineering club for elementary students. Poster presented at University at Buffalo Communities of Excellence 2017 Conference.;
    • Shanahan, L.E., (2017, December). The what and how of disciplinary literacy—Lessons learned and unanswered questions: A problems court. Paper presented at the 2017 American Reading Forum, Sanibel Island, FL.;
    • Shanahan, L.E., McVee, M.B., *Silvestri, K.N. (2018, April). Productive Communication: A multimodal, embodied model for collaboration in the engineering design process. In E. Tucker-Raymond (Chair) Intersections of Equity, Engineering, and Literacy: Exploring Possible Presents, Building Possible Futures. Session presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New York City, NY.;
    • Shanahan, L.E., Silvestri, K.N., & McVee, M.B. (2017). Developing engineering identity and agency through digital documentation. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.;
    • McVee, M.B. & Shanahan, L.E. (2017, May). Productive communication in engineering club: Designing vital engineering and literacy-oriented practices for science, technology, engineering, and math for elementary teachers and children. Poster presented at the NSF LEAP (Literacies in Engineering for Access and Participation) Conference, San Antonio, TX.;
    • Ramia, A., Shanahan, L.E., & McVee, M.B. (2017, April). Teacher’s use of gestures to promote productive communication: A multimodal analysis. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas.;
    • Shanahan, L.E., McVee, M.B., & Brock, C. (2016, December). Disciplinary literacy and opportunity to learn: Designing vital engineering and literacy practices in STEM with elementary teachers and children. Problems court presented at the Annual Conference of the American Reading Forum, Sanibel Island, FL.;
    • Silvestri, K.M., Shanahan, L.E., & McVee, M.B., (2017, April). Of elementary engineers and English learners: Multimodal communicative improvisations in problem-solving contexts. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, Texas.;
    • Shanahan, L.E., (2014, December). Gesture, Perception, and Multimodality. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association, Marco Island, FL.;
    Invited Lectures:
    • Shanahan, L.E. (November, 2016). Video Pedagogy in Action: Critical Reflective Inquiry Using the Gradual Release of Responsibility. Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, 2016 Conference, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.;
    • Shanahan, L.E., & McVee, M.B. (summer, 2016). Engineering Literacy in the Elementary School: Learning the Engineering Design Process to Read, Write, think, Talk, and Act Like an Engineer Organization of Teacher Educators in Literacy. Paper will be presented at the International Literacy Association 2016 Conference, Boston, MA.;
    • Shanahan, L.E., NSF Workshop: Literacies Engineering Access Participation (April, 2017) San Antonio, Texas.;
    • Shanahan, L.E. (2014). Video Study Group: A Context to Increase Inservice Teachers Pedagogical Content Knowledge. Western New York Science Education and Fall Literacy Conference, Fredonia, NY, 2014;
    • Almasi, J.F., & Shanahan, L.E. (2013). Fostering comprehension and collaboration through high level talk about text: Enacting Common Core State Standards. Preconvention Institute INS01: Next Steps in the Implementation of Common Standards. Paper presented at the International Reading Association 58th Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.;
    Activities:
    Editorial and Review:
    • Editorial Review Board, Journal of Literacy Research
      12/01/2016-05/28/2018
    Professional Service:
    • Literacy Research Association Executive Committee, Secretary
      12/01/2015-05/28/2018
    • Literacy Research Association, Secretary Executive Committee
      12/06/2014-12/01/2018
    • Area Chair, Literacy Research Association Conference
      01/01/2014-12/06/2014
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      Contact Information

      587 Baldy Hall
      North Campus
      Phone: (716) 645-4028
      ls34@buffalo.edu