Christine Woodcock, PhD

Director for Reading


Christine Woodcock, PhD has always loved school, reading and children’s literature, which is what inspired her to pursue a doctorate in Reading from the University at Albany. She is passionate about working with children, families, and teachers around issues of literacy. From a young age, Christine began working as a childcare provider, children’s librarian, art teacher, and dance instructor. Those experiences helped mold her into the professional educator she is today. After teaching special education in a variety of urban, rural, and suburban environments in K-8th grade settings, Christine served as a professor for the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts, Towson University, and Southern New Hampshire University. After adjuncting for American International College for seven years, Christine is now the Program Director for the Reading program at American International College.

In her role as professor, as well as in her constant reflections on time spent as a classroom teacher, Christine continually makes deliberate efforts to bridge theory and practice for students. Christine finds that people are unnecessarily either very “classroom oriented” or very “theory oriented.” Meaningful, relatable connections are always needed. Dr. Woodcock devotes all of her research towards the role of literacy in people’s lives across contexts– personal literacies, school literacies, and all of the important hybrid areas between the two.

To learn more about Christine’s, research, publications, awards, certifications, courses taught, and teaching advice read her blog at

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