drgreenekKiersten Greene is an Assistant Professor of Literacy in the Elementary Education Department of the State University of New York at New Paltz. She received her PhD in Urban Education at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and her MSEd in Early Childhood and Elementary Education at Bank Street College of Education.

Interested in bridging the gap between policy and practice, Kiersten’s research lies at the intersection of policy, practice, writing, and technology in the K-12 public school classroom. Her dissertation, Notes from the Blogging Field: Teacher Voice and the Policy-Practice Gap in Education, focused on blogs written by public school teachers. The study investigated how teachers’ narratives could inform future education policymaking initiatives. Her current research focuses on technology integration in teacher preparation and K-6 classrooms.

Kiersten was a teacher and literacy coach at a public elementary school in New York City, taught photography at a residential treatment center in Yonkers, New York, and was a teacher educator at Hunter College and Pace University before joining the faculty at New Paltz. When she is not teaching, researching, or writing, you can find her knitting or blogging about DIY home renovations and being gluten-free.