Karen Grady Faculty Profile
Karen grady


Phone: 707-664-3328

Office: Stevenson Hall 3027

Office Hours: by appointment

Curriculum Vitae

Dr. Karen Grady

Professor, Department of Curriculum Studies and Secondary Education

Courses Taught


Karen Grady joined Sonoma State University faculty in 2001. She teaches courses in literacy, curriculum studies, foundations of education, educational research, and teaching English as a second/foreign language. Her research interests are in adolescent literacy, teaching English learners, literacy in the content areas, and teacher development.


  • PhD, Indiana University, 2001
  • MA, Education, University of San Francisco, 1985
  • Single Subject Credential, English, 1980
  • CLAD Credential, 1990
  • BA, Santa Clara University, 1975

Research Interests

  • Qualitative Inquiry
  • Content Area Literacy & Adolescent Literacies
  • Sociocultural Approaches to Literacy
  • Second Language Acquisition and Literacy
  • Curriculum Theory & Development

Recent Scholarship and Publications

  • Estrada, K., & Grady, K. (2011). Reflective inquiry and pre-service teachers' conceptions of content area literacies. Reflective Practice, 12 (6), 749-762.
  • Kornfeld, J., Grady, K., Marker, P., Ruddell, M. (2007). Caught in the Current: A Self-Study of State-Mandated Compliance in a Teacher
  • Education Program. Teachers College Record.
  • Grady, K. (2004). Co-author. Principles and Resources: Enhancing CSU Single Subject Reading Courses. Sacramento, CA: Center for the Advancement of Reading.
  • Grady, K. (2002). Adolescent Literacy and Content Reading. http://www.indiana.edu/~eric_rec/ieo/digests/d176.html
  • Grady, K. (2001). Lowrider Arte and Latino/a Students in the Rural Midwest. Education, policy and the politics of identity in the new Latino Diaspora. Stanton Wortham, Edmund Hamann, & Enrique Murillo, Eds. Norwood, NJ: Ablex.