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Anne  Katz - Georgia Southern University. Savannah, GA, US

Anne Katz Anne  Katz

Associate Professor | Georgia Southern University


Anne Katz is an expert in curriculum, foundations & reading.

Areas of Expertise (4)

Curriculum & Instruction

Reading and Literacy


Reading Education

Accomplishments (2)

Kristina C. Brockmeier Faculty Award

2017 Awarded to Armstrong State University faculty member who is recognized as an outstanding teacher/ has made significant contributions through service to the university and to its students (April 27, 2017)

Governor’s Teaching Fellow

2015 Selected as a Governor’s Teaching Fellow through the University of Georgia’s Institute of Higher Education

Education (2)

Fordham University: Ph.D.

Columbia University: M.A.

Affiliations (5)

  • 2019-2022: Notable Books for a Global Society Committee Member, International Literacy Association
  • 2018-2023: NIH NIBIB-ESTEEMED “Achieving Diversity through Integrative Scientific Research Experience” Collaborator
  • 2017-2019: Board of Directors, Children’s Literature and Reading Special Interest Group of International Literacy Association
  • Member: National Youth at Risk Conference Planning Council
  • Teens for Literacy Faculty Coordinator

Media Appearances (5)

Georgia Southern students partner with Wesley Community Center to encourage literacy

Georgia Southern University  online


“Our focus was on ‘mathematizing’ children’s books by weaving together read-alouds, discussion, writing and mathematical concepts in order to creatively engage students and families in their learning,” explained Anne Katz, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Curriculum, Foundations and Reading.

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COE students present projects, research at Armstrong Campus Student Scholar Symposium

Georgia Southern University  online


Both COE undergraduate and graduate programs, under the mentorship of Anne Katz, Ph.D., associate professor of reading, were represented in the Symposium. Students participating in poster presentations included Katherine Baker, A’lexia Jenkins, Caitlin Macon, Ashley Stroud, Chaienne Tucker and Kayla Wilharm.

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Finishing Strong: Deborah R. Jaudon

Georgia Southern University  online


During her studies, Jaudon discovered helpful teaching strategies through her research on the effects of technology on vocabulary and reading comprehension. This spring, she will travel to the National Youth at Risk Conference to present her findings with Education professor Anne Katz, Ph.D. “Dr. Anne Katz and Dr. Brenda Logan will always be my role models because they are the ones who pushed me to become the teacher that I am today,” she explains. “Their love and passion for what they taught motivated me to have that same excitement and passion toward the students in my classroom.”

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College of Education Encourages Critical Literacy in the Classroom

Georgia Southern University  online


This semester, Armstrong Resource and Instruction Librarian Vivian Bynoe and College of Education professors Dr. Patricia Holt and Dr. Anne Katz implemented a critical literacy project, funded by a Teaching and Learning Grant.

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Phenomenal Faculty

Armstrong University  

2016 Assistant Professor of Reading Anne Katz believes in putting students first. Katz goes the extra mile to make her classes personal by forging meaningful connections with her students, whether in a traditional classroom or an online setting. For Katz, the magic is in watching her students thrive as learners and educators. “I enjoy mentoring students, particularly by encouraging them to participate in professional opportunities such as the Armstrong Student Scholar Symposium, conference presentations and publications,” she says. “Though they may initially find the prospect of navigating these possibilities a bit daunting, I try to lend support and guidance to ensure that they have a positive experience and can broaden their skills.”

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Articles (4)

Thinking outside the Box: A Critical Literacy Collaborative Reference Services Librarian

Bynoe, V. & Katz, A.

2018 This paper aims to discuss the practical application of critical librarianship through a critical literacy framework using a Teaching and Learning Grant. The purpose of this project was to provide teacher candidates in The College of Education at Georgia Southern University-Armstrong Campus, with tools to understand and practice reading through the lens of critical literacy. The project also serves as an example of how an instruction librarian can work with students outside of the traditional one-shot instruction session.

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A Community Literacy Partnership: Malala’s Story as a Lens for Educational Equity. Dragon Lode Children’s Literature and Reading SIG journal of International Literacy Association

Katz, A.


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Building Connections between Pre-Service Educators and Middle School Students: Designing Meaningful Learning Opportunities through I am Malala GATEways to Teacher Education

Katz, A. & Roberts, L.


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Tomorrow’s Leaders: Inspiring a Whole School Community by Letting Adolescents Take the Lead Literacy Today

Katz, A.


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