B.S.Elementary Education, MS. Ed. Reading, Ph.D English Studies, Illinois State University
Professor Gray taught middle school reading for twelve years prior to joining the Educational Studies department as an adjunct faculty member in 2002. She is currently an associate professor and teaches courses in child study, elementary reading, children’s literature, and first year composition (Gateway).
Professor Gray is deeply committed to the social justice mission of the university and the Educational Studies department and enjoys learning with and from her students. Literacy in general and writing in particular are two of her passions. She is licensed in Illinois as a Reading Specialist (K-12) and holds additional teaching licenses in elementary education (K-9) and reading instruction (K-12).