Karen Gavigan, Ph.D.
Davis College, Room 217
Dr. Karen Gavigan
Karen Gavigan received her Ph.D. in Teacher Education
with a concentration in literacy from the University
of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She received
a Masters of Library Science degree from the University
of Tennessee. Her undergraduate degree is a B.A.
in Education from the University of North Carolina at
Karen served as the Director of the Teaching Resources Center at UNCG from 2002-2010. Prior to that, she was a school librarian. She has also served as a children's services librarian and a reference librarian in public libraries in North Carolina and Virginia.
Karen's research interests include the use of graphic novels with struggling male adolescent readers, flexible versus fixed scheduling in school libraries, as well as the ways in which poverty affects school library services.
On the Web:
Schools embrace graphic novel as learning tool