School of Education

Mary Knight-McKenna

Mary Knight-McKennaAssociate Professor of Education
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After identifying a literacy gap that starts on the first day of school for many children, Mary Knight-McKenna was inspired to make a difference. Knight-McKenna researches best practices in language and literacy development of children. She emphasizes the need of a partnership with families to consider the child's life story, family culture, and learning style when structuring lessons.


Ph.D. in Educational Studies from Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
M.Ed. in Speech Pathology from Northeastern University, Boston, MA
B.S. in Speech Pathology from Nazareth College, Rochester, NY

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