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Ranked among the top 10 programs in the country, our degrees focus on innovative research and teaching practices. Faculty members engage students in critical inquiry and an analysis of literacy issues based on each student's experience and goals. Areas of exploration include:

  • Literacy and technology
  • Adult second-language learning
  • Multiculturalism
  • Early, elementary, and adolescent literacy
  • Children's literature
  • Inquiry-based issues of learning

Contact Details

  • Address:
    315 Aderhold Hall
    110 Carlton Street
    Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Phone:
    706-542-4505 (general inquiries)
    706-583-8130 (student inquiries)
  • Fax: 706-542-3817
  • Email:

Faculty and Staff

Donna E. Alvermann

  • The Omer Clyde and Elizabeth Parr Aderhold Professor in Education and Distinguished Research Professor

Jennifer Graff

  • Associate Professor

Mary Guay

  • Program Coordinator

Upcoming Events


Georgia Conference on Children's Literature

This year's conference celebrates our 50th anniversary and welcomes keynote speakers Kwame Alexander, Erin Entrada Kelly, Aisha Saeed, Alan Gratz, and Ben Clanton.