Kristin Conley
Kristin Conley

Assistant Professor, MA
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
    Conley, K., Student Success Workshops, "Reading Strategy: Questioning," Ferris State University, Big Rapids, Michigan, (September 27, 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Conley, K. (Author & Presenter), College Literacy and Learning -SIG, "Beginning with the Why: Cultivating Critical and Digital Literacy," International Literacy Association, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (April 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Conley, K. (Author & Presenter), Pavletic, H. (Author), Cavner-Williams, L., Teaching Academic Survival Skills, "Using a Professional Mindset as a Gateway to Success," Ferris State University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, (April 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Cavner Williams, L., Pavletic, H., Weller, K., Conley, K., Great Lakes Regional Student Success Conference, "Scalable Co-requisite Cohorts: Professionalism in Developmental Reading, Writing, and Math," Detriot, MI, (March 2019).
  • Oral Presentation
    Conley, K., Great Lakes Regional Student Success, "Scalable Co-Requisite Cohorts: Professionalism in Reading, English, and Mathematics," Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, (March 2019).
  • 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), 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
    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).