Michelle McAnuff Gumbs
Associate 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)
- McAnuff Gumbs, M. (2020). A multiple case study of the diversity-richness of seven early literacy classrooms in Upstate New York. Journal of Negro Education, 89(2), pp. 97-121.
- McAnuff Gumbs, M. (accepted; in press). Chapter 2: Designing writing instruction with students in mind. In V. Simpson & S. Robinson (eds.), Teaching Writing by Design. Barbados: University of the West Indies Press, Cave Hill, Barbados.
- McAnuff Gumbs, M. (2013, September – December). Training Caribbean literacy professionals online: Challenges and possibilities. Caribbean Quarterly, 59(3 & 4) 52-75. Taylor & Francis.
- McAnuff Gumbs, M., & Malisa, M. (2013). Educators’ Evaluation of the Quality of the Literate Environment in Caribbean Classrooms. Caribbean Curriculum, 20, 115-159.
- McAnuff Gumbs, M. (2011, Spring). “Virtually there”: Making online training ‘real’ for Caribbean literacy coaches – what governments can do. MERLOT Journal of Online Teaching and Learning, 7(1), 134-146.