Dr. Morgan Blanton

Morgan V. Blanton holds an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, an M.Ed in Reading Education, and a B.S in Elementary Education.  She currently teaches reading courses for Elementary, Middle Grades, and Secondary Education majors. In addition, she provides field experience support for Elementary majors, specifically through the English-Langauge Arts portion of their practicums. In addition to teaching reading courses, Dr. Blanton's experience in higher education includes graduate-level courses in research methods, curriculum theory, curriculum design, assessment of student learning, program evaluation, and teacher leadership.

Dr. Blanton has experience serving students and teachers in North Carolina's public schools in various roles.  Prior to joining the AppState faculty, her K-12 experience included serving as an elementary classroom teacher, K-5 Reading Specialist, Secondary Curriculum Coordinator (6-12), and Secondary MTSS Coordinator (5-9).  Dr. Blanton is certified to provide professional development and coaching for Reading Research to Classroom Practice, Keys to Literacy Comprehension Routine (4-12), and Helping Early Literacy with Practice Skills (HELPS) program. She also has experience as a real-time ("bug-in-ear") eCoach for in-service and pre-service teachers.  This cutting-edge type of instructional coaching is a professional learning strategy that provides performance feedback to teachers while they are teaching and engages the eCoach as a co-teacher through real-time classroom scenarios.  

Dr. Blanton's research interests include literacy (text complexity, graphic novels, instructional practices in literacy, and media literacy) as well as eCoaching as it relates to reflective practice and teacher self-efficacy.

Title: Clinical Assistant Professor of Reading Education
Department: Department of Reading Education and Special Education

Email address: Email me

Phone: (828) 262-7247

Office address
325B College of Education


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