Education, Teacher Education
Literacy in general, Teacher education, Motivation/engagement in literacy, Boys and reading, Research methodology with children
Title: Associate Professor
Department: Elementary Education & Literacy
Office Phone: 303-615-0508
Mobile Phone: 970-397-5059
Interviewed by: Denver7
Krista Griffin, Ed.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Elementary Education and Literacy at Metropolitan State University of Denver.
She has been teaching in Colorado for the past twenty years. Griffin worked as director of a nonprofit childcare center where she worked with the youngest children and their teachers. As a primary and multi-age classroom teacher, she taught elementary aged children and worked with their parents in low-income schools. And now, as an assistant professor at MSU Denver, Griffin teaches pre-service teachers at both the graduate and undergraduate level. She serves on national committees for the International Literacy Association and helped develop the Elementary Education major at MSU Denver.
Her research areas of interest include motivation and engagement in literacy and research with younger children. She is the author of “Listening to the Voices of Boys: Exploring the Motivation of Primary Boys to Engage in Reading,” which was published in 2016.
Griffin received her doctorate in educational studies with a reading cognate and a master’s in reading from University of Northern Colorado.