Kristin Conley, MA
Kristin Conley, MA

Assistant Professor
Developmental Curriculum
Phone: (231) 591-2808
Email: [email protected]

Education

  • MA, Central Michigan University, K-12 Literacy
  • Other, Professional Teaching Certification, Michigan Department of Education, English and Mathematics
  • Other, Professional Teaching Certificate, Michigan Department of Education
  • BA, Ferris State University, English Education, Education
  • BA, Ferris State University, Mathematics Education

Graduate/Post-Graduate Training

  • Fellowship, Junior Faculty Fellowship, Ferris State University, Big Rapids

Biography

Kristin Conley holds a M.A. in Reading and Literacy from Central Michigan University, a B.A. in Mathematics Education and a B.A. in English Education from Ferris State University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Developmental Curriculum Department which is part of the Retention and Student Success Unit at Ferris State University. She has also taught for the School of Education. Prior to teaching at Ferris, Kristin spent many years teaching math and English at the secondary level.

Publications and Intellectual Contributions

  • OER Textbook
    McCall, D. A., Conley, K., Frees, M. (2018). "Foundations of Analytical Reading,"
  • Magazine/Trade Publication
    Conley, K. A. (2006). "The Cry of the Poets: Social Injustice in Barbauld's 'Washing Day' and Barrett Browning's 'The Cry of the Children'," The Prism.

Presentations

  • Oral Presentation
    McCall, D. A. (Presenter), Conley, K. (Presenter), Frees, M. (Presenter), Teaching Academic Survival and Success, "Creating Soft Failures and Other Innovative Strategies to Help Students Learn to Succeed," Northern Essex Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (April 9, 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Conley, K. (Author & Presenter), College Literacy and Learning Special Interest Group International Literacy Association, "Helping Generation Z Prepare for the 21st Century: Using Deliberative Dialogue and Critical Thinking to Combat Digital Polarization," Ferris State University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (April 8, 2018).
  • Poster
    Conley, K. (Author & Presenter), Pavletic, H. (Author & Presenter), Weller, K. (Author & Presenter), Cavner-Williams, L. (Author & Presenter), Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference, "Using Community, Exploration, and Professionalism as a Ladder for Success," Oakland University, Detroit, Michigan, (February 2018).
  • Oral Presentation
    Conley, K. (Author & Presenter), Pavletic, H. (Author & Presenter), Weller, K. (Author & Presenter), Cavner-Williams, L. (Author & Presenter), Michigan Developmental Education Consortium, "Changing Pedagogical Teaching Approaches to Increase Student Success in English, Reading, and Mathematics," Delta College, Bay City, Michigan, (October 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Conley, K. A. (Author & Presenter), Pavletic, H. (Author & Presenter), Weller, K. (Author & Presenter), Carner-Williams, L. (Author & Presenter), Research-Based Best Practices in Developmental Education, "Changing Pedagogical Teaching Approaches to Increase Student Success in English, Reading, and Mathematics," Michigan Developmental Education Consortium, Delta College, Bay City Michigan, (October 13, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    McCall, D., Frees, M., Stakley, D., Conley, K., Teaching Academic Survival and Success, "Written Reflection: A Tool to Help Students Take Control of Their Learning," Northern Essex Community College, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, (March 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Frees, M. (Presenter), Conley, K. (Presenter), Motz, K. (Presenter), Teaching Academic Survival Success (TASS), "Library Skills + Technology + Gaming + Course Materials = Better Prepared Students," Northern Essex Community College, Fort Lauderdale, FL, (March 20, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Conley, K. (Author & Presenter), College Literacy and Learning Special Interest Group International Literacy Association, "Student Centered Instruction Helps Students Take an Active Role in Learning," Ferris State University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (March 19, 2017).
  • Oral Presentation
    Conley, K. A. (Presenter), Johnson, K. (Presenter), Michigan Concurrent Enrollment Conference, "Equity in Education- Increasing College Readiness Through Academics and Services," MiCep, Radisson Hotel, Lansing Michigan 48933, (July 22, 2016).
  • Other
    Kavanaugh, A. (Author & Presenter), Conley, K. (Author & Presenter), Seminar, "Curriculum Camp for Teachers," Charter School Office, Big Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI, (June 2016).