Katherine L Clonan-Roy (Katie)
 Title: Assistant Professor
 Dept: Curriculum & Foundations
 Email: k.clonanroy@csuohio.edu
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. , Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
Education, Adolescent Development, Positive Youth Development, Gender, Sexuality, Girlhood, Resistance, Resilience, Critical Consciousness, Ethnography
Ph.D., Education, University of Pennsylvania, 2016
M.A.T., Secondary Science Education, American University, 2011
B.A., Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies / Spanish, The Ohio State University, 2009
Brief Bio:
Katie comes to Cleveland State University from Maine, where she was a Faculty Fellow at Colby College in the Education and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Programs.

Katie completed her doctorate in the Education, Culture & Society Division of the Graduate School of Education (GSE) at the University of Pennsylvania and has a certificate in Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies. Her research interests center on the relationships between adolescent development, schooling, and gender and sexuality. Her dissertation focused on the roles that Mexican, immigrant girls-social, emotional, and sexual experiences played in their identity development and schooling experiences in a New Latino Diaspora community.

Before her doctoral work, Katie taught high school biology and chemistry in the District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) and received her Master¿s in the Arts of Teaching from American University. Working with girls in DCPS who simultaneously experienced structural violence and resisted the oppressive power dynamics in their schools and social worlds inspired her research interests and work today.

Although Katie has been bouncing around the East Coast for the past 8 years, she is originally from Cincinnati, an alumna of The Ohio State University, and thrilled to be back in Ohio.
Honors and Awards:
Penn, Graduate School of Education, Dissertation Passed with Distinction (2016)

Penn, Center for Teaching and Learning, Graduate Fellowship for Teaching Excellence (2015)

American Association of University Women, American Dissertation Fellowship, Alternate (2015)

Ruth Landes Memorial Research Fund, Doctoral Dissertation Grant Recipient (2014)

Penn, Gender, Sexuality & Women's Studies Department, Leboy-Davies Fellow (2014)

American Association of University Women, Community Action Grant, Alternate (2014)

Penn, Graduate School of Education, Dean's Scholarship (2011)

American University, Robyn Rafferty Mathias Student Research Conference, Best Oral Presentation By a Graduate Student in the Social Sciences (2011)
Research Interests:
Intersections of development, education, and gender | sexuality studies; Adolescent identity development; Positive youth development; Adolescent resistance and resilience; Youth activism; Youth diasporic cultures; Girlhood studies; Social foundations of education; Education and social justice; Multicultural education; Women's, gender and sexuality studies; Feminist epistemologies and pedagogies; Emotions, feelings and affect; Latinx studies; Community based participatory research; Ethnographic and qualitative methods.
Teaching Areas:
Social Foundations of Education

Education and Social Justice

Qualitative Research Methods

Adolescent Development

Gender and Sexuality Studies
Professional Experience:
Colby College, Waterville, ME
Faculty Fellow in the Education Program
August 2016 - August 2017