Dr. Kathleen Hinchman is Professor of Education in the Reading and Language Arts Department at Syracuse University. Her research interests include adolescent literacy, literacy teacher education, and students’ and teachers’ perspectives on literacy instruction. She is a member of the ProLiteracy Worldwide Board of Directors and on the NAEP Reading 2025 Visioning and Development Panels. She has also served on the Board of Directors and as President of both the National Reading Conference, now Literacy Research Association and the New York State Reading Association.
Hinchman has published five texts and numerous articles in such outlets as Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, Journal of Education, Language Arts, and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy. She is currently co-editor of the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, with Kelly Chandler-Olcott, and she has served as co-editor of the National Reading Conference Yearbook. She has reviewed for multiple publications, which presently include Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, Journal of Educational Research, and Literacy Research: Theory, Method, Practice. She has also been co-director of the Syracuse University Liberty Partnerships Program since 1989 in collaboration with the Syracuse City School District. Presently directed by Stephanie Thompson, this New York State grant provides varied kinds of extracurricular activities to support middle and high school students’ success in and out of school.
Hinchman teaches class undergraduate and graduate courses in elementary and secondary literacy and sociocultural perspectives on literacy. She has also taught at the State University of New York College at Oswego and the University of Wyoming and served as a primary grade New York State ELA curriculum development project director, college reading and study skills instructor, and middle school English and reading teacher.