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Ellen McIntyre, Dean, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

Ellen McIntyre

Dean, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences


Before joining the University of Tennessee, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, McIntyre served as Dean of the College of Education of UNC Charlotte.  Prior to that position, McIntyre served as the interim associate dean for academic affairs in the College of Education at North Carolina State University; department chair of elementary education at North Carolina State University; professor and university scholar at the University of Louisville; a classroom teacher at Newport Independent Schools in Newport, Kentucky; and a research assistant at SRI International, an independent, nonprofit scientific research institute.  She earned her doctoral degree in education, with a focus on language and literacy, from the University of Cincinnati, in 1990.



University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH - EdD Language and Literacy Education (1990)

Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY - MA Reading Education (1985)

Northern Kentucky University, Highland Heights, KY - BA Elementary Education (1983)



Selected Publications

Beach, K., McIntyre, E., Phillipakos, Z., Mraz, M., Pilioneta, P., & Vintinner, J. (2018).  Effects of a summer reading intervention on reading skills for low-income Black and Hispanic students in elementary school.  Reading & Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, 34, 263-289.

Bastian, K.C., Fortner, C.K., Chapman, A., Fleener, J., McIntyre, E., & Patriarca, L. (2016). Data sharing to drive the improvement of teacher preparation programs. Teachers College Record, 118 (12), 1-29.

McIntyre, E., & Hulan, N. (2013). Research-based, culturally responsive reading practice in elementary classrooms: A yearlong study. Literacy Research and Instruction, 52, 28-51.

McIntyre, E., Kyle, D.W., Munoz, M., Chen, C., & Beldon, S. (2010). Teacher learning and ELL reading achievement in sheltered instruction classrooms. Literacy Research and Instruction, 29, 1-18.

McIntyre, E., Hulan, N., & Layne, V. (2011).  Reading instruction for diverse classrooms: Research-based, culturally responsive practice.  New York: Guilford Press. (Nominated for Literacy Research Association award).

McIntyre, E. (2010). Sociocultural perspectives on children with reading difficulties. In R. Allington & A. McGill-Franzen (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Reading Disabilities. (pp. 41-56). New York: Routledge.

McIntyre, E., Rightmyer, E., & Petrosko, J. (2008). Scripted and non-scripted reading instructional models: Effects on the phonics and reading achievement of first grade struggling readers. Reading Writing Quarterly, 24 (4), 377-407.

McIntyre, E., Kyle, D.W., Chen, C., Kraemer, J., & Parr, J. (2008).  Six principles for teaching English language learners in all classrooms.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

McIntyre, E. (2007). Story discussion in the primary grades: Balancing authenticity and explicit teaching. The Reading Teacher, 60 (7), 610–620.

McIntyre, E., & Kyle, D.W. (2006). The success and failure of one mandated reform for young children. Teaching and Teacher Education, 22, 1130-1144.

McIntyre, E., Rightmyer, E.C., Powell, R., Powers, S., & Petrosko, J.P. (2006). How much should young children read? A study of the relationship between development and instruction. Literacy Teaching and Learning: An International Journal of Early Literacy, 11 (1), 55-76.

Rightmyer, E. C., McIntyre, E., and Petrosko, J. M. (2006). Instruction, development, and achievement of struggling primary grade readers. Reading Research and Instruction, 45, 209-242.

McIntyre, E., Kyle, D.W., & Moore, G. (2006). A teacher’s guidance toward small group dialogue in a low-SES primary grade classroom. Reading Research Quarterly, 41 (1), p. 36-63.

McIntyre, E., Petrosko, J.P., Powers, S., Jones, D., Bright, K., Powell, R., & Newsome, F. (2005). Supplemental instruction in early reading: Does it matter for struggling readers? Journal of Educational Research, 99 (2), 99-107.

McIntyre, E., Kyle, D.W., & Rightmyer, E.C. (2005). Families’ funds of knowledge to mediate teaching in rural schools. Cultura y Educacion, 17 (2), 175-195. Kyle, 

Rueda, R., & McIntyre, E. (2002). Toward universal literacy. In S. Stringfield, & D. Land (Eds.), Educating At-Risk Students, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 189-209.

Kyle, D,W., Moore, G., & McIntyre, E. (2001). Math family night: Connecting mathematics instruction with the families of young children. Teaching Children Mathematics (October), pp. 80-86.

McIntyre, E., Rosebery, A., & González, N. (2001).  Classroom diversity: Connecting curricula to students’ lives.  Portsmouth, NH:  Heinemann Educational Books.

McIntyre, E., Kyle, D., Moore G., Sweazy, R.A., & Greer, S. (2001). Linking home and school through family visits. Language Arts, Vol 78 (2), pp. 264-272.

Rosebery, A., McIntyre, E., & González, N. (2001). Connecting students’ cultures to instruction. In E. McIntyre, A. Rosebery, & N. González (Eds.), Classroom diversity: Connecting curricula to students’ lives. Heinemann Educational Books, pp. 1-13.

Freppon, P.A., & McIntyre, E. (1999). Comparison of young children learning to read in different instructional settings. Journal of Educational Research, 92, pp. 206-218.

McIntyre, E., Kyle, D.W., Gregory, K., Moore, G., Wheatley, V., Clyde, J.A., & Hovda, R.A. (1996). Reading and writing in multi-age classrooms. Language Arts, 73, 384-394.

McIntyre, E., Kyle, D. W., Hovda, R., & Clyde, J. A. (1996). Explicit teaching and learning in whole language classrooms. In E. McIntyre & M. Pressley (Eds.), Balanced teaching: Strategies and skills in whole language. Christopher-Gordon Publishers, 232-250.

Purcell-Gates, V. P., McIntyre, E. & Freppon, P. A. (1995). Learning written storybook language in school: A comparison of low-SES children in skills-based and whole language classrooms. American Education Research Journal, 32, 659-85.

McIntyre, E. (1995). The struggle for developmentally appropriate literacy instruction. Journal of Research in Childhood Education, 9, pp. 45-56.

McIntyre, E. & Freppon, P.A. (1994). A comparison of children’s development of alphabetic knowledge in a skills-based and a whole language classroom. Research in the Teaching of English, pp. 391-417.

McIntyre, E. (1992). Young children's reading behaviors in various classroom contexts. Journal of Reading Behavior, 24 (3), 339-371.

McIntyre, E. (1992). Individual literacy instruction for young low-SES learners in traditional urban classrooms. Reading Research & Instruction, 31, pp. 53-63.

McIntyre, E. (1990). Young children's reading strategies as they read self-selected texts in school. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 5, pp. 265-277.

Ellen McIntyre, Dean, College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences

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