Debra Coffey

Kennesaw State University
Associate Professor

Dr. Debra Coffey is an associate professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at Kennesaw State University.  She has established national collaborative networks as chair of the Clinical Division, chair-elect of the College Literacy Division, and secretary of the Teacher Education Division for the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers.  As chair of a Special Interest Group for the International Literacy Association, she recently co-presented a keynote address. Her chapters, articles, manuals, and six textbooks resulted from extensive professional collaboration, and they highlight innovations with digital literacy, effective assessment, and research-based strategies for literacy development.  As the KSU Phi Kappa Phi President, a KSU Honors Council Representative, and co-advisor of the KSU chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, she has orchestrated local, national, and international literacy projects. She served as the State Field Council Representative for the Literacy Research Association and Director of the Center for Literacy and Learning.  She was a lead coach for academic coaches in a local school system, and she is a Regional Coordinator for the International Alliance for Invitational Education.