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Katie Thomas

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Center for Children's and Young Adult Literature
Graduate Teaching Associate
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Hodges Library 305D
Office Hours: 
Friday 9-1:30
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Katie Thomas is a doctoral student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, specializing in the study of children's and young adult literature. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Studies (K-8, 2004) and a Master’s degree in Literacy from Middle Tennessee State University (2008). She has spent the past 12 years teaching fourth and third graders, as well as college level students. Her research interests include utilizing young adult literature with struggling adult readers, parental literacy and its effects on their children, and reading engagement and motivations of various readers.