Mary Frances Buckley (Molly)
 Title: Assistant Professor
Adolescent/Young Adult English Education
 Dept: Teacher Education
 Office: JH 327
 Phone: 216-523-7424
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 327, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Adolescent literacy, digital literacy, critical literacy, teacher education, English education
B.A., English, College of the Holy Cross, 1999
M.A., Education Policy, Organization and Leadership Studies, Stanford University, 2006
Ph.D., Language & Literacy, University of Pennsylvania, 2012
Brief Bio:
Mary Frances (Molly) Buckley, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor of Adolescent/Young Adult English Education in the College of Education and Human Services. At CSU, Dr. Buckley teaches courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels including Secondary English Instruction and Assessment, Young Adult Literature, and Content Area Literacy.

Dr. Buckley's research agenda includes adolescent literacies, new media and digital literacies, and critical inquiry. Much of her work and research has focused on how adolescents engage new media and digital technologies in their everyday lives in school and how teachers could leverage new media for productive and meaningful literacy learning in classrooms and schools. Other studies have examined the role of responding to student writing, ways of designing meaningful spaces for writing and composition in high school contexts, and pre-service teachers frameworks for literacy and adolescent literacy education during their student teaching internships.

Dr. Buckley has presented at numerous national and international professional conferences. Currently, Dr. Buckley is involved in projects related to adolescent writing, digital literacy, English Education, and critical inquiry in university classrooms.
Teaching Areas:
Secondary English Instruction and Assessment
Young Adult Literature
Content Area Literacy
Digital Literacies
Professional Affiliations:
American Educational Research Association (Division K and Writing and Literacies Special Interest Group)
Literacy Research Association
National Council of Teachers English
National Council of Teachers of English Association of Research
Literacy Research Association
University Service:
College of Education and Human Services Technology Committee
College of Education and Human Services Teacher Education Council
Professional Service:
WVIZ Ideastream Education Advisory Council
Research Grants:
2019 Collaborative Action Research Grant, Funded  In progress
2019   Collaborative Action Research Grant, Funded  In progress
2018 Faculty Scholarship Initiative Grant: ¿Amplifying Voice, Facilitating Action: An Inquiry into the Possibilities and
                Challenges of Youth Participatory Action Research in High School.¿ Project Funded, in progress 2018-2019
2017 Collaborative Action Research Grant, Project Funded  Completed
2016 Civic Engagement Grant, Project Funded Completed