Marcella J. Kehus
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Gillham Hall 2000CC
Mail Stop 924
After studying for her bachelor's and master's degrees at Michigan State University, Marcella Kehus received her Ph.D. in Reading and Language Arts from Oakland University in 2000. Having taught middle school language arts for over thirteen years, and high school English for five years, all in Berkley, Michigan, she is now an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at The University of Toledo in Ohio. At the university level, she teaches Multicultural Literature, Content Area Reading and other literacy courses in the Judith Herb College of Education. Her research interests focus on Multicultural Book Clubs as third space wherein children from diverse backgrounds can build from their own funds of knowledge and cultures to access the Discourse of school and power. Dr. Kehus is the author of articles in professional publications such as the Journal for Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The Reading Teacher, and Language Arts. She presents at numerous conferences including the International Reading Association, National Reading Conference, American Anthropological Association, and Michigan Reading Association. She also consults with various school districts in both staff and curriculum development.