k-greene-home-pageKiersten Greene is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education in the Department of Teaching & Learning 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 in K-12 schooling, Kiersten’s scholarship is rooted in making sense of how the 21st century classroom experience is both shaping and being shaped by ongoing advances in digital communication. Her recent work argues that blogs written by teachers have an important critique to offer policymakers from the view of the classroom.

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 in 2013. In 2015, she was named an Apple Distinguished Educator, and in her spare time, she makes short stop-action films. You can occasionally find her knitting or blogging about DIY home renovations and being gluten-free.