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Cary Gillenwater, PhD

Associate Professor, School of Education

Cary Gillenwater, PhD

Contact: cgillenwater@ncu.edu

Areas of Expertise:

  • K-12: Teacher Education 
  • Curriculum and Development
  • English/Language Arts
  • Visual Literacy

Education:

  • Ph.D., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • M.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • B.A., The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Dissertation:

  • Graphic Novels in Advanced ELA Classrooms: A Phenomenological Case Study

Selected Publications:

  • Gillenwater, C. (2014). Reading images: The phenomenon of intertextuality and how it may contribute to developing visual literacy with Advanced Placement English/language arts students. Journal of Ethnographic & Qualitative Research, 8(4), 251-263.
  • Gillenwater, C. (2009). Lost literacy: How graphic novels can recover visual literacy in the literacy classroom. Afterimage, 37(2), 33-36.

Selected Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Professor - Northcentral University
  • Senior Educational Consultant - LearningStone
  • Middle School Language Arts Teacher