Michelle McAnuff Gumbs

Michelle McAnuff GumbsAssociate Professor of Literacy Education

206 Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5766

Bio: Michelle McAnuff Gumbs is an associate professor of literacy in the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development’s School of Learning and Teaching, with added duties in the University Training Center (UTC) for Reading Recovery. Dr. Gumbs is an advocate for equity for literacy’s most vulnerable populations, especially students of poverty, and minority students in rural and urban settings. Her commitment to interrogating and re-visioning patterns of underservice is capture in her current book project, Orbits of Opportunity: Re-imaging Literacy Instruction for Historically Underserved Populations, and gained spotlight in her recent publication, A Multiple Case Study of the Diversity Richness of Seven Early Literacy Classrooms in Upstate New York.

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction/Teacher Education, Reading and Language Arts, 2006, Ohio University
M.A. in Applied Linguistics/TESOL, Ohio University

Courses taught at UMaine

  • ERL 552: Literacy Research Methods
  • ERL 534: Literacy and Language Development
  • ERL 590: Special Topics in English Language Arts and Related Fields
  • Teacher in-service professional development courses in the University Training Center (UTC)

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