University at Buffalo

Mary McVee

Mary McVee

Director, Center for Literacy & Reading Instruction

Professor 10 Months

LEARNING AND INSTRUCTION


Specialty/Research Focus

Curriculum and Instruction; Cultural Studies; Diversity; Digital Media and Learning; Curriculum and Instruction; Ethnography; Literacy; Race, Inequality, and Education; Sociolinguistics; Reading Instruction; Multimodality, Embodiment, and Digital Literacy; Linguistic, Discourse, and Sociocultural Context; Qualitative Research Methods; Research Design; Research Methods

Contact Information
581 Baldy Hall
North Campus
Phone: (716) 645-2458
mcvee@buffalo.edu


Education and Training:
  • PhD, Michigan State University (1999)
  • MA, Michigan State University (1994)
  • BA, University of Montana, Missoula (1988)
Awards and Honors:
  • Invited member of the National Technology Leadership Summit Washington DC; Invitation only event co-sponsored by SITE and head at AACTE in Washington DC meeting with journal editors, researchers, and Smithsonian Institution.; NTLS, SITE, AACTE; 2018-05-26;
  • Invited Member of White House Summit on Advancing Technology in Teacher Preparation, Office of Educational Technology, Dept. of Education, Washington DC.; Convening of leaders and scholars of educational technology to discuss the need for future direction and implementation of technology integration in K-12 schools and teacher education.; Office of Educational Technology, Dept. of Education, Washington DC.; 2016-12-12;
  • Invited Member of National Technology Leadership Summit, Washington DC.; Invitation only event co-sponsored by SITE and head at AACTE in Washington DC meeting with journal editors, researchers, and Smithsonian Institution.; National Technology Leadership Summit; 2016-09-28;
Grants:
Grant:
  • Civic Engagement Dissemination Fellowship: Designing Vital Engineering and Literacy Oriented Practices in STEM for Elementary Teachers and Children (DeVELOP STEM ETC.) 15/16; State; University at Buffalo, CEPP; Awarded; (04/01/2016-08/15/2016)
  • Designing Vital Engineering and Literacy Oriented Practices in STEM. University at Buffalo Civic Engagement Grant Development Fellowship; Local; UB; Awarded; (06/17/2015-06/30/2016)
  • Engineering Literacy in the Elementary School: Learning the Engineering Design Process to Read, Write, Think, Talk, and Act Like an Engineer.; Local; UB; Awarded; (05/01/2015-06/30/2016)
Sponsored Research:
  • 2017 McVee, M. B. (PI) Addressing the Opportunity Gap in STEM for Girls through Engineering Club. $2,000; Federal; University at Buffalo, SUNY Institute for Research and Education on Women and Gender.; Awarded; (06/23/2017-06/23/2018)
Publications:
Book or Monograph:
  • McVee, M.B, Shanahan, L. E., Hayden, H. E., Boyd, F. B., & Pearson, P. D. (2018). Video pedagogy in action: Critical reflective inquiry using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model. New York: Routledge Press.
  • McVee, M. B. & Boyd, F. (2016). Exploring diversity through multimodality, narrative, and dialogue: A framework for teacher reflection. New York: Routledge. http://www.routledge.com/books/details/9781138901070/
Journal Article:
  • McVee, M. B., *Silvestri, K., 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), 246-254.
  • Shanahan, L. E., *Silvestri, K., & McVee, M. B. (2017). Engineering design team journals: Providing multimodal opportunities for English Language Learners to explain design choices. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy,61(4). https://ila.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jaal.707
  • McVee, M. B. & *Carse, C. (2016). A multimodal analysis of storyline in the ‘Chinese Professor political advertisement: Narrative construction and positioning in economic hard times. Visual Communication 15(4), 403-427.
  • Shanahan, L. E., McVee, M. B., Silvestri, K., Haq, K. (2016). Disciplinary Literacies in an engineering club: Exploring Productive Communication and the engineering design process. Literacy Research: Theory Method and Practice, 65(1), 404–420.
  • McEntarfer, H. & McVee, M. B. (2014). What are you gay? Positioning in monologues written and performed by members of a gay-straight alliance. Lingusitics and Education 25, 78-89.
  • McVee, M. B. (2014). "Some are way left, like this guy, Gloria Ladson Billings": Resistance, conflict, and perspective taking in teachers' discussions of multicultural education. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 20(4), 536-551. doi: dx.doi.org/10.1037/pac0000067
Edited Book:
  • Ortlieb, E. T., McVee, M. B., Shanahan, L. E. (2015). Video research in disciplinary literacies. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
  • Ortlieb, E. T., Shanahan, L. E., & McVee, M. B. (2015). Video reflection in literacy teacher education and development: Lessons from research and practice. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
Book Chapter:
  • McVee, M. B., Gavelek, J., & Shanahan, L. E. (2017). Beyond Multimodality and Toward Embodiment in Multiliteracies: What literacy scholars can learn from embodied cognition. To appear in F. Serafini & E. Gee (Eds.) Remixing multiliteracies: Theory and practice from New London to new times (pp. 148-161). NY: Teachers College Press.
  • McVee, M. B. & Zhang, Z. C. M. (2016). Of cowboys and communists: A phenomenological narrative case study of a biracial Chinese-White adolescent. In W. Ma & G. Li (Eds.), Beyond test scores: Understanding the hearts and minds of Chinese-heritage students in North American Schools (pp. 180-194). New York: Routledge.
  • McVee, M. B., *Fronczak, D., *Stainsby, J. & *White, C. (2014). White male teachers exploring language, literacy, and diversity: A self-study of male perceptions of diversity(ies). To appear in F. Boyd & C. Brock (Eds.), Multiliteracies and Diversities: Complexity within Literacy Teaching and Learning (pp. 58-73). New York: Routledge.
  • McVee, M. B., Shanahan, L. E., Pearson, P. D., & Rinker, T. R. (2015). Using the Gradual Release of Responsibility Model to support video reflection with preservice and inservice teachers (pp. 59-80). In E. Ortlieb, M. B. McVee, & L. E. Shanahan (Eds.), Video reflection in literacy teacher education and development: Lessons from Research and Practice. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group Publishing.
Other:
  • Guest Editor for Themed Issue: Theory Into Practice focused on Disciplinary Literacies, Equity, and Engineering
Presentations:
  • Conferences:
    • *Silvestri, K. N., *Jarmark, C., McVee, M. B. Shanahan, L. E., Pytlak, M. (April, 2018). “What do I bring to the table?” Teacher identity and tensions teaching unfamiliar content. A paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, New York City.;
    • McVee, M. B., Barrett, N., Haq, K. S., Silvestri, K. N. (December, 2018). Positioning Theory: A review of studies in literacy, language, and teaching. A paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Tampa, FL;
    • Shanahan, L. E., & McVee, M. B. (December, 2018). Developing engineering identity and agency through digital documentation. An alternative presentation at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Tampa, FL.;
    • Shanahan, L. E., McVee, M. B., & *Silvestri, K. N. (April, 2018). Productive Communication: A multimodal, embodied model for collaboration in the engineering design process. A structured poster session presented at the American Educational Research Association, New York City.;
    • Silvestri, K. N., Shanahan, L. E., & McVee, M. B. (December, 2018). What’s gender got to do with it? Girls and disciplinary literacies in an elementary engineering club. A roundtable presentation at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Tampa, FL.;
    • *Ramia,A., Shanhan, L. E., & McVee, M. B. (April, 2017). A Teacher’s use of gesture to promote productive communication: A multimodal analysis. . A paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Antonio, TX.;
    • Gould, O., McVee, M. B., Fronczak, D. (December, 2016). Kids didn’t want to leave the room: A case study on reflective teaching practices. A paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Nashville, TN.;
    • McVee, M. B. (March, 2017). Thoughts on FabLab and Smithsonian Invention Kits: Disciplinary Literacies inDesigning Vital Engineering and Literacy Oriented Practices in STEM for Elementary Teachers and Children (DeVELOP STEM ETC.) A talk presented at the Society for Technology in Teacher Education, Austin, TX.;
    • McVee, M. B., Gavelek, J., & Shanahan, L. E. (December, 2016). Embodied learning and multiliteracies: Thinking beyond multimodality. A paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Nashville, TN.;
    • Shanahan, L. E., McVee, M. B. & Brock, C. (December, 2016). Disciplinary literacy and opportunity to learn: Designing vital engineering and literacy practices in STEM with Elementary Teachers and Children (DeVELOP STEM ETC.) A paper presented at the American Reading Forum, Sanibel Island, FL.;
    • McVee, M. B. (December, 2015) The challenge of more light: A framework for Critical Multimodal Narrative Analysis. Paper presented as part of alternative session (George Hruby organizer): Measure upon measure, or as you light it: Soliloquies on methodology for conceptual nuance, in three acts.;
    • McVee, M. B., & Carse, C. (July, 2015). Beyond words: positioning theory and visual narrative analysis in the ‘the Chinese professor’ Political advertisement. A paper to be presented at The Positioning Theory Symposium, Bruges, Belgium.;
    • Shanahan, L. E., McVee, M. B., *Haq, K., *Flury-Kashmanian, C., *Silvestri, K., *Tochelli, A., Ramia, A. (December, 2015). Disciplinary Literacies in an Engineering Club: A Research Review of the Literature and Framework for Engineering Literacy Education. A paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Carlsbad, CA.;
    • McVee, M. B. (December, 2014). (Session Chair and Organizer). Multimodality and literacy education: Perspectives and dialogue across research, theory, and practice. An alternative format pecha kucha session of invited speakers: Peggy Albers, Richard Beach, Mary McVee, Jennifer Rowsell, Frank Serafini, Lynn Shanahan, Marjorie Siegel. Presented at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Marco Island, FL.;
    • Reichenberg, J., & McVee, M. B. (2015). A novice teacher’s development of reflection and adaptive expertise: A study of reflection-in-action. A poster session presented at American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.;
    Invited Lectures:
    • Almasi, J., Gutiérrez, K., Handsfield, L., McMillon, G. T., McVee, M. B., Sailors, M., Willis, A. (Organized by G. Cervetti & J. Turner) (December, 2018). Becoming full: Women literacy scholars’ counternarratives of possibility. An interactive panel presentation at the Literacy Research Association Conference, Tampa, FL.;
    • McVee, M. B. (July 11, 2017). Positioning theory and education: A call for a trans-disciplinary approach. A Plenary Keynote presented at the 2017 Positioning Theory Conference. Oxford, UK.;
    • McVee, M. B. (April 5, 2016). Uncovering diversit(ies) through multimodal composing and research. Invited talk, University of Wyoming, Laramie WY.;
    • McVee, M. B. (May 24, 2016). Learning to walk on hot lava: Representations of identities and diversities of race, class, and gender through positioning theory and multimodality. Invited talk, International Symposium: Moving Forward: Identities, Sexting, Schooled Bodies, and the Curriculum that Frames Us. London, ON, Canada.;
    • McVee, M. B. (October, 26, 2016). Designing vital engineering and literacy oriented practices with elementary teachers and children (DeVELOP STEM ETC.) Collaborative Center for Literacy Development, University of Kentucky, Louisville, KY.;
    • Shanahan, L. E. & McVee, M. B. (July 10, 2016). Designing Vital Engineering and Literacy Practices in STEM with Elementary Teachers and Children (DeVELOP STEM ETC.) Invited talk, Organization of Teacher Educators of Literacy, International Literacy Association Conference. Boston, MA.;
    • McVee, M. B. (April 5, 2016). Uncovering diversit(ies) through multimodal composing and research. Invited talk, University of Wyoming.;
    • McVee, M. B. (May 24, 2016). Learning to walk on hot lava: Representations of identities and diversities of race, class, and gender through positioning theory and multimodality. Invited talk, International Symposium: Moving Forward: Identities, Sexting, Schooled Bodies, and the Curriculum that Frames Us. London, ON, Canada.;
    • McVee, M. B. (October, 2014). Multimodal analysis and narrative: Analysis in the Chinese Professor political advertisement. Michigan State University Literacy Colloquy. Lansing, MI.;
    Activities:
    Editorial and Review:
    • Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Literacy Research
      05/26/2018-05/26/2018
    • Guest Editor Themed Issue: Disciplinary Literacies and Engineering and Equity. M. B. McVee, L. E. Shanahan, & K. English (Eds.)
      05/26/2018-05/26/2018
    • Editorial Review board of Journal of Literacy Research; Literacy Research Association Yearbook
      06/17/2015-06/17/2016
    Professional Service:
    • Advisory Board Literacy Research Center and Clinic, University of Wyoming
      05/26/2018-05/26/2018
    • Reviewer Literacy Research Association (LRA) Proposals; LRA Oscar Causey Award Committee Member, Reviewer, AERA Conference Proposals, Session Chair LRA; Discussant LRA
      05/26/2018-05/26/2018
    • Advisory Board Literacy Research Center and Clinic, University of Wyoming
      04/01/2016-06/17/2016
    • Reviewer Literacy Research Association (LRA) Proposals; LRA Oscar Causey Award Committee Member, Reviewer, AERA Conference Proposals, Session Chair LRA; Discussant LRA
      06/17/2015-06/17/2016
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      Contact Information

      581 Baldy Hall
      North Campus
      Phone: (716) 645-2458
      mcvee@buffalo.edu