College of Education and Human Development - George Mason University

Dr. Jennifer I. Hathaway
PhD, Vanderbilt University
Assistant Professor
Literacy, Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning
Associate Director, Elizabeth G. Sturtevant, PhD, Center for Literacy
Academic Program Coordinator, Literacy

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Phone: (703) 993-5789
Fax: (703) 993-5300
Email: jhathaw2 (@gmu.edu)

George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 1604
4400 University Dr.
MS 4B3
Fairfax, VA 22030

Profile

Dr. Jennifer I. Hathaway is an Assistant Professor of Education in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University.  She also serves as the Academic Program Coordinator for Literacy.  She teaches elementary reading methods courses for prospective teachers and graduate level courses preparing teachers to serve as Reading Specialists.  Jennifer received her Ph.D. at Vanderbilt University in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Language, Literacy, and Culture after teaching for several years in elementary schools in North Carolina.  

Research Interests

Jennifer's research interests include effective elementary literacy instruction, literacy coaching, teacher education, and professional development.  

Recent Publications

Parsons, A. W., & Hathaway, J. I. (2019). Video as a tool for guided reflection in literacy specialist preparation.  In R. Karchmer-Klein & K. E. Pytash (Eds.), Effective Practices in Online Teacher Preparation for Literacy Educators (pp. 85-106). IGI Global. https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-7998-0206-8.ch005

Pilonieta, P., Hathaway, J. I., & Casto, A. (2020). Kindergartners’ strategic talk during partner reading. Reading & Writing Quarterly, 36(5), 397-417. https://doi.org/10.1080/10573569.2019.1650679

Pilonieta, P., Hathaway, J. I., Medina, A. L., & Casto, A. (2019). The impact of explicit comprehension strategy instruction on first- and second-grade at-risk students.  Journal of Education, 199(3), 128-141. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022057419854346

Pilonieta, P., Medina, A. L., & Hathaway, J. I. (2017). The impact of a study abroad experience on preservice teachers’ dispositions and plans for teaching English Language Learners. The Teacher Educator, 52(1), 22-38. https://doi.org/10.1080/08878730.2016.1247204

Hathaway, J. I., & Martin, C. S., & Mraz, M. (2016). Revisiting the roles of literacy coaches: Does reality match research? Reading Psychology, 37(2), 230-256. https://doi.org/10.1080/02702711.2015.1025165