Associate Professor, Language and Literacy
Kathleen (Kit) Mohr is an associate professor of language and literacy. She was an elementary school teacher in California and Texas for 15 years before accepting university positions that allowed her to challenge prospective teachers to be more effective and efficient educators. A cognitivist, with a strong developmental perspective aligned with social-cognitive theory, her research agenda has focused on accelerating the social and academic progress of English language learners. Her 70+ publications target classroom discourse, instructional best practices, children’s literature, English language acquisition, literacy achievement, and teacher training for diverse classrooms. Her current research uses mixed methodologies to explore integrating and stacking research-recommended practices in sophisticated ways to support student achievement.