Kristen Hawley Turner

PhD

Kristen Turner

Associate Professor

Curriculum and Teaching

113 West 60th Street
Room 1120A
646-312-8766
krturner@fordham.edu

 

Dr. Turner is an associate professor of English education in the Division of Curriculum and Teaching, the director of the Contemporary Learning and Interdisciplinary Research (CLAIR) Ph.D. program at Fordham University, the director of the Digital Literacies Collaborative, and the program coordinator for the Adolescence English Education program.

A certified teacher of secondary English and social studies, she taught high school in New Jersey for six years before shifting focus to teacher education.

She has taught pre-service and in-service education courses at Rutgers University and Rider University, and she is a consultant for the National Writing Project. She directs the Fordham Digital Literacies Collaborative and serves as a lead editor for Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care.

She blogs at TwinLife: Having it All and can be found on Twitter.

Education

PhD, Rutgers University

MA, Columbia University

BA, Bucknell University

Research

Dr. Turner is interested in improving the quality of students’ writing at all levels and in all contents. Her work focuses on the intersection between technology and literacy, and she has conducted research into the out-of-school digital literacy practices of adolescents.

She is also interested in the teaching of argument and using reflective practice to help students learn content and process.

Selected Publications

Turner, K. H. & Hicks, T. (2017). Argument in the real world: Teaching students to read and write digital texts. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.

Turner, K. H. & Hicks, T. (2015). Connected reading: Teaching adolescent readers in a digital age. Urbana, IL: NCTE.

Turner, K. H., Abrams, S., Katic, E. & Donovan, M. J. (2014). Digitalk: The what and the why of adolescent digital language. Journal of Literacy Research, 46 (2), 157-93.

Zuidema, L., Hochstetler, S., Letcher, M. & Turner, K. H. (2014). Writers who care: Advocacy blogging as teachers – professors – parents. Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education, 3. pp. 81-89.

Turner, K. H. and Hicks. T. (February 27, 2014). From drilling and testing to discovering and thinking: Finding the heart of writing in school. Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care.

Turner, K. H. (November 13, 2013). It deserves an exclamation point! Teachers, Profs, Parents: Writers Who Care.

Hicks, T. & Turner, K. H.(2013). No longer a luxury: Digital literacy can’t wait. English Journal, 102(6), 58-65.

Hicks, T., Turner, K. H., & Stratton, J. (2013). Reimagining a writer’s process through digital storytelling. LEARNing Landscapes, 6(2). 167-183.

Letcher, Mark; Turner, Kristen; Donovan, Meredith; Zuidema, Leah; Fredrickson, Jim; Fleischer, Cathy; Sieben, Nicole; Wallowitz, Laraine; and Andrew-Vaughn, Sarah (2013) "Collaboration: Talk. Trust. Write.," Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education: Vol. 2: Iss. 1, Article 11.

Turner, K. H. (2013). The challenge of acceptance: Digitalk and language as conformity and resistance. In Spielhagen, F. & Schwarz, P., Eds. Adolescence in the 21st Century: Constants and Challenge. pp. 171-186. Charlotte, NC: Information Age.

Turner, K. H. (2013). Error or strength? Competencies developed in adolescent digitalk. In Pytash, K. E. & Ferdig, R. E., Eds. Exploring Technology for Writing and Writing Instruction. IGI Global.

Turner, K. H. & Hicks, T. (2012). That’s not writing: Exploring the intersection of digital writing, community literacy, and social justice. Community Literacy Journal.

Turner, K. H. (2012). Competency vs. achievement: Why connections are important in writing teacher education. Journal of Writing Teacher Education, 1, 22-23.

Turner, K. H. (2012). Digitalk as community. English Journal, 101 (4), 37-42.

Turner, K. H. (2011). Pajamas or Tuxedo? Digitalk and formality in adolescent writing. Educational Horizons, 90(2), 7-9.

Turner, K. H. (2011). Debate: The stuff of learning. Enarratio, Fall 2011, 3.

Turner, K. H. (2011). Digital: Community, convention, and self expression. In S. Abrams & J. Rowsell (Eds.), Rethinking Identity and Literacy Education in the 21st Century. National Society for the Study of Education Yearbook, 110 (1).

Turner, K. H. (2010). Digitalk: A new literacy for a digital generation. Phi Delta Kappan, 92(1), 41-46.

Turner, K.H. (2010). Fighting the fear of failure: Resisting the effects of THE TEST in a thinking-based writing class. In Resistance in Education Moss, D.M. & Osborn T.A. (Eds.), New York: Peter Lang Publishing.

Ness, M.K., George, M.A. Turner, K.H., & Bolgatz, J. (2010). The growth of teacher educators for social justice: Collaborative professional development in higher education. Insight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 5, 86-105.

Turner, K. & Katic, E. (2009). The influence of technological literacy on students' writing. Educational Computing Research, 41 (3), 253-270.

Turner, K. (2009). Flipping the switch: Teaching students to code-switch from text speak to standard English. English Journal, 98(5).

Turner, K. H. (2005). The one-stop shop: Addressing all five strands of language arts literacy with the practice of debate. New Jersey English Journal.

Turner, K. H. (2004). Leap of faith. The Voice, 9 (1), 15.

Courses

Foundations of Adolescent Language and Literacy

Interdisciplinary Research (CLAIR program)

Introduction to Qualitative Research

Literacy in the Content Areas

Media Literacy and Technology

Research and Reflective Practice

Research in the Teaching Process

Psycholinguistics

Teachers as Writers

Teaching Composition in the 21st Century

Writing Across the Curriculum

Presentations

Turner, K. H. & Hicks, T. (2016, keynote). Living in a both/and world: Seeing ourselves as Digital readers. Innovative Leadership: Navigating Changes in Literacy Education. Conference on English Leadership, Atlanta, GA.

Turner, K. H. & Hicks, T. (2016, featured speaker). Connected Reading: Apps and Approaches for Teaching Digital Texts. Reading Redefined: Deep Reading, Learning, and the Impact of Digitization. Conference presented by Midwest Collaborative for Library Services, Lansing, MI.

Turner, K. H. & Hicks, T. (2016, keynote). Living in a both/and world. Center for Children and Young Adult’s Literature.  Knoxville, TN.

Turner, K. H. (2015, keynote). Seeing ourselves as digital readers. Ottawa Area Incorporated School District Summer Workshop, Grand Rapids, MI.

Turner, K. H. (2014, featured speaker). Teachers as digital writers. Literacy for All, Providence, RI.

Turner, K. H. (2014, featured speaker). Digital tools for digital argument. Literacy for All, Providence, RI.

Turner, K. H. and Hicks, T. (2014). Writing and new media: Challenges and possibilities across educational contexts. Writing Research Across Borders III, Paris, France.

Turner, K. H. (2014). Digitalk as writing. Writing Research Across Borders III, Paris, France.

Turner, K. H. (2013). wasz gud B.I.G.? Adolescent digitalk as conformity and resistance. Adolescence in the Digital Age. Center for Adolescent Research and Development, Mount St. Mary College, Newburgh, NY.

Turner, K. H. (2013, invited panelist). A shallow nation. Growing Research at Fordham, Fordham University, NYC, NY.

Turner, K. H. (2013, invited panelist). Inviting innovation in a world of mobilism. Community Tech Forum, West Morris Regional District, Mendham, NJ.

Turner, K. H., Hicks, T., Jones, E. & Stratton, J. (2013). How I learned to write (and teach) digital stories. National Council of Teachers of English, Boston, MA.

Turner, K. H., Hicks, T., Brannon, I. (2013). Citelighter: A 21st century thinking tool. National Writing Project, Boston, MA.

Turner, K. H., Zuidema, L. & Elgersma, B. (2013). Writing 2.0: A social act. Conference on English Education, Denver, CO.

Turner, K. H. & Hicks, T. (2013). Are we doing enough? Teaching digital literacy in our methods courses. Conference on English Education, Denver, CO.

Turner, K. (2012). Teens, language, and digital resources. To be presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV.

Turner, K. & Donovan, M. J. (2012). Collaborating across the desk: Mentoring and authoring among faculty and doctoral students. To be presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV.

Turner, K. (2012). Digitalk and identity. Adolescence in the 21st Century: Emerging Adulthood. Center for Adolescence Research and Development, Newburgh, NY.

Bolgatz, J. & Turner, K. H. (2012, author only). Conflicting expectations and developing relationships in moving toward a clinically-rich teacher education program. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Vancouver, BC.

Turner, K. H. (2011). Digital spaces, digital writing: My journey of what writing is. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago, IL.

Turner, K. H., Shoaf, R., Jones, H., & Silva, N. (2011). The grammar project: How do we help students “get it right?” Presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago, IL.

Donovan, M. & Turner, K. H. (2011). Linguistic dimensions: Helping teachers think about primary and secondary Discourses. Presented at the conference of the Conference on English Education, NYC.

Turner, K. H., Richmond, K., & Rinkol, S. (2011). Recharging the batteries: Personal journeys to classroom transformations. Presented at the conference of the Conference on English Education, NYC.

Turner, K. H., Katic, E., Abrams, S. & Donovan, M. E. (2011). Digitalk: The digital writing of adolescents. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.

Turner, K. H. & George, M. (2011). Hybrid instruction in English teacher education. Presented at the annual conference of the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education, Nashville, TN.

Turner, K. H. (2010). Digitalk in the classroom. Invited lecture, CELL, Indianapolis, IN.

Turner, K. H. (2010). Digitalk: A new literacy of the digital generation. Invited lecture, CELL, Indianapolis, IN.

Turner, K. H., & Bush, J. (2010). Writing the World and Inquiry. Presented as part of the CEE Colloquium, Multicultural, Multiliterate: Writing the World, Orlando, FL.

Turner, K. H., George, M., Gunnink, B., & Van Owen, G. (2010). Hybrid instruction: A new literacy in English Teacher Education. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Orlando, FL.

Turner, K. H. (2009). Digital writing and code-switching. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Philadelphia, PA.

Turner, K. H., Donovan, M. E., & Apter, E. (2009, author only). DigiTalk: The digital writing of adolescents. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Philadelphia, PA.

Turner, K. H. (2009). Beyond the “methods” course: Teacher as writer in the methods class. Presented at the bi-annual conference of the Conference on English Education, Chicago, IL.

Grants and Fellowships

Fordham Faculty Fellowship. (2014). Writing process, research methods: The moves writers make in a digital age. Fordham University, NYC.

Fordham Research Grant. (2013-2014). Reading in a digital world. $4000 research support. Fordham University, NYC.

CEE Research Initiative Grant. (2012 – 2013). What difference does a decade make? Digital writing as social justice in teacher education. Conference on English Education, National Council of Teachers of English.

Fordham Research Grant. (2011-2012). Digitalk: Language and identity in the digital writing of adolescents. Fordham University, NYC.

Fordham Faculty Summer Fellowship. (2010). An examination of the digital writing of adolescents. Fordham University, NYC.