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Keli Garas-York

Associate Professor
(716) 878-5615
Campus Address: Bacon Hall 316F

  • Ph.D. Reading Education, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
  • M.S.Ed. Special Education, St. Bonaventure University, St. Bonaventure, NY
  • B.A. Elementary Education, SUNY Oswego, Oswego, NY
  • Inquiry Into Action Fellowship, SUNY Buffalo State Graduate School, 2008
  • EDU 642: Assessment and Evaluation
  • EDU 650: Literacy Theory and Research
  • EDU 646: Literacy Leadership
  • EDU 647: Clinical Practicum
  • EDU 655: Seminar in Reading                                
  • Peer Discussion of Texts
  • Literacy Strategy Instruction
  • Literacy Coaching
  • Video Reflection
  • Director (2007-present). SUNY Buffalo State Literacy Center, Buffalo, NY
  • Program Coordinator (2008-present). SUNY Buffalo State Literacy Specialist Program, Buffalo, NY
  • Faculty Advisor (2008-present). Alpha Upsilon Alpha Honor Society, SUNY Buffalo State, Buffalo, NY
  • Area Chair (2014). Literacy Research Association
  • Conference Committee (2014). Literacy Research Association
  • Reviewer (2010-present). Urban Education
  • Almasi, J. F., Garas-York, K., & Hildreth, L. (2006). Teaching literacy in grade 3. New York: Guilford.
  • Almasi, J. F., Garas, K., & Shanahan, L. (2006).  Qualitative research and the Report of the National Reading Panel. Elementary School Journal, 107(1), 37-66.
  • Garas-York, K., Bennett, J., & Wiedemann, C. (2008). Teaching with technology: An examination of literacy instruction and the use of technology with teacher candidates and elementary school students.  The Language and Literacy Spectrum, 18.
  • Garas-York, K.  (2010). Overlapping student environments: An examination of the home-school connection and its impact on achievement. Education and Urban Society, 42, 430-449.
  • Garas-York, K., Shanahan, L. E., & Almasi, J. F. (2012). Comprehension: High-level talk and writing about texts, discussions. In B. M. Taylor and N. K. Duke (Eds.), Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction. Guilford Press: New York.
  • Almasi, J.F., & Garas-York, K. (2009).  Comprehension and discussion of text.  In S. E. Israel & G. G. Duffy (Eds.) Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension. Mahwah: NJ: Erlbaum.



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