Mary B. McVee, Ph. D.
Department of Learning and Instruction
Graduate School of Education
University of Buffalo, SUNY

Telephone: 716.645.2455 x 1154                                    Office: 581 Baldy Hall

Email:  mcvee@buffalo.edu                                             Campus Map

Mailing Address:

Dept. of Learning and Instruction
581 Baldy Hall
Buffalo, NY 14260-1000

Curriculum Vitae
(October, 2006)

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

Michigan State University:

Ph.D.                        Curriculum, Teaching, & Educational Policy; Subject Area:  Literacy
                                 Degree conferred, 1999

M.A.                         Curriculum and Instruction
                                  Degree conferred, 1994

University of Montana, Missoula:  

 B.A.                         English/ Creative Writing, Certification  in TESL
                                  Degree conferred, 1988    

TEACHING EXPERIENCE     

           January 2004-Present                Assistant Professor, Literacy Studies
                                                             University at Buffalo, SUNY

           January 2003-Dec 2003             Research Assistant Professor, Literacy Studies
                                                              University at Buffalo, SUNY

August 2000-Dec 2002               Assistant Professor, Literacy Studies
                                                   University at Buffalo, SUNY

July 2000                                    Visiting Assistant Professor
                                                    Michigan State University Overseas Program, Thailand

August 1999-June 2000              Assistant Professor, Literacy Studies 
                                                    University of Nevada, Reno

August 1994-June 1999               Research Assistant
                                                     Michigan State University/CIERA
                                                     Project Directors: P. David Pearson, Taffy Raphael,
                                                     Susan Florio-Ruane

                                                     Course Instructor
                                                     Michigan State University
                                                     Culture, Literacy, and Autobiography; Language Diversity
                                                     and Literacy Instruction

August 1991-June 1994              Curriculum Coordinator: Grades 1-12
                                                    California International School, Hong Kong

August 1990-June 1994              Language Arts & ESOL Teacher:  Reading groups grades 2-6
                                                    Grades 7-12, Literature Grade 12,
                                                    California International School, Hong Kong
                                                    Principal:  Rose Ng

August 1988-June 1990              University English Instructor
                                                    Jiangxi University, Nanchang, Jiangxi, People’s Republic of China.

Refereed Articles in National/International Journals

McVee,  M., Dunsmore, K. L., Gavelek, J. (2005).  Revisiting schema theory. Review of Educational Research, 75(4), 531-566.

McVee, M. B.  (2005).  Revisiting the Black Jesus:  Evaluating a narrative through multiple retellings. Narrative Inquiry, 15(1), 161-195.

McVee,  M. B. (2004).  Narrative and the exploration of culture in teachers’ discussions of literacy, identity, self and other. Teaching and Teacher Education,20(8), 881-899.

McVee, M.B., Baldassarre, M., & Bailey, N. (2004). Positioning theory as lens to explore teachers’ beliefs about literacy and culture.  C. M. Fairbanks, J. Worthy, B. Maloch, J. V. Hoffman, & D. L. Schallert (Eds.). 53rd National Reading Conference Yearbook (pp.  281-295). Oak Creek, WI:  National Reading Conference. 

McVee, M. & Pearson, P. D. (2003).  Talking the talk:  A close examination of teacher-student discourse around written artifacts.  Literacy Teaching and Learning, 8(1), 47-71.

McVee, M., & Dickson, B. (2002).  Creating a rubric to examine literacy related software for the primary grades. The Reading Teacher, 55(7), 635-39.

Brock, C., McVee, M., Shogreen-Downer, A., & Dueñas, L. F.  (2000). No hablo Inglés:  Exploring a bilingual child’s literacy learning opportunities in a predominately English-speaking classroom. The Bilingual Research Journal, 22(2, 3, & 4), 175-200.

McVee, M. B., Pearson, P. D., McLellan, M., Svoboda, N., & Roehler, L.  (1997).  What  counts?  Perspectives on assessment in an ESL setting.  In  C. K. Kinzer, K. A. Hinchman, & D. J. Leu (Eds.),  46th National Reading Conference Yearbook (pp. 156-165).  Chicago, IL: National Reading Conference.

Florio-Ruane, S., Raphael, T.E., Glazier, J., McVee, M., & Wallace, S. (1997). Discovering culture in discussion of autobiographical literature: Transforming the education of literacy teachers.  In C. K. Kinzer, K. A. Hinchman, & D. J. Leu (Eds.),  46th National Reading Conference Yearbook (pp. 452-464).  Chicago, IL:  National Reading Conference.

Chapters in Edited Books

McVee, M.  (2004).  On listening to what others say:  Narrative as a catalyst to uncover issues of racial and cultural diversity.  In F. Boyd  & C. Brock (with M. Rozendal) (Eds.)  Multicultural and multilingual literacy and language (pp. 106-129). New York:  Guilford.

Florio-Ruane, S., & McVee, M. (2000). Ethnographic approaches to literacy education..  In M. L. Kamil, P. B. Mosenthal, P.D. Pearson, & R. Barr (Eds.),  Handbook of Reading Research, Vol.3 (pp. pp. 153-162).  Mahwah, NJ:  Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Glazier, J., McVee, M., Wallace, S., Shellhorn, B., Florio-Ruane, S., & Raphael, T. (2000).  Teacher learning in response to autobiographical literature.  In N. J. Karolides, (Ed.). (2nd. Ed)  Reader Response in the Classroom, (pp. 287-310).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Bisesi, T., Brenner, D., McVee, M., Pearson, P. D., & Sarroub, L. K.  (1998).  Assessment in literature-based reading programs:  Have we kept our promises?  In T. E. Raphael & K. H. Au, (Eds.). Literature-Based Instruction:  Reshaping the Curriculum (pp. 239-260).   Norwood, MA:  Christopher-Gordon Publishers.

Invited Publications

McVee, M. B. (2003).  A review of Ethnography and schools:  Qualitative approaches to the study of education.  Yali Zou & Enrique Trueba (Eds.).  In Anthropology and Education Quarterly, 34(2), posted online at www.aaanet.org/cae/aeq/br/index.htm.

McVee, M.  (2001).  A review ofEthnographic Eyes: A Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Observation. Teachers College Record, 103(1), 130-131.

Raphael, T.E.,  Choo, V.M., & McVee, M. (1995). Book review: Beliefs About Text and Instruction with Text by Garner & Alexander.  Journal of Literacy Research (27) 3,  457-462.

Presentations: Refereed

Dechert, D., Bailey, N., & McVee, M. B. (April, 2006). Using mediational tools to create a “Pedagogy of Reflection” in a graduate course in literacy.  A paper to be presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Fancisco, CA.

McVee, M. B., Bailey, N., & Shanahan, L. (February, 2006). Literacy teachers and the (Artful) deception of technology integration.  A work-in-progress to be presented at the 27th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum.  Philadelphia, PA.

McVee, M. B., Bailey, N., & Dechert, D. (February, 2006).  Weaving explorations of culture and literacy: Teacher positioning in response to multicultural literature. A work-in-progress to be presented at the 27th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum.  Philadelphia, PA.

Dechert, D., Bailey, N., & McVee, M. B. (February, 2006). Creating a “Pedagogy of Reflection” to explore issues of literacy and culture: The teacher educator and the role of mediational tools. A work-in-progress to be presented at the 27th Annual Ethnography in Education Research Forum.  Philadelphia, PA.

McVee, M. & Bailey, N. (December, 2004).  Doing the hard work of reflection: Using narrative and non-narrative texts to explore literacy, race, class, and culture with preservice and inservice teachers. A roundtable presented at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.

McVee, M., Baldassarre, M., & Bailey, N. (December, 2003). Conundrums, contradictions, and constraints:  Using positioning theory to explore teachers’ learning about literacy and culture. A paper to be presented at the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.

McVee, M. (April, 2003). "That reminds me of a time when…"What narratives reveal about how teachers position self and other in explorations of culture, literacy, and identity.  A paper presented at the American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL.

McVee, M. (April, 2002)  Revisiting the Black Jesus. A paper presented at the American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA. 

McVee, M. (December, 2001). Positioning others, positioning ourselves:  Using narrative to explore understandings of culture, literacy, and identity in educational community. A paper presented at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.

McVee, M. & Reischl, C. (December, 2001).  Conceptualizing the role of the teacher educator:  Using the ethnographic lens as mediational tool to examine video cases of literacy instruction in diverse settings.  A paper to be presented at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.

Glazier, J., & McVee, M. (February, 2001). Cultural Conversations as Carnival? Bringing Bakhtin Into the Preparation of Literacy Teachers for Diversity.  A roundtable presented at the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research Midwinter Conference, Berkeley, CA.

McVee, M.  (March, 2001).  Cutting the Story Short:  Ethical Dilemmas in Researching Teachers’ Narratives.  Presentation as part of an alternative symposium: Going Naked:  Uncovering the Processes, Artifacts, and Dilemmas of Ethnographic Research at the  22nd Annual Ethnography in Education Forum, Philadelphia, PA. 

McVee, M. (December, 1999). “A word after a word after a word is power”:  When Book Club participants use narrative to contend with texts and representations of diversity.  A paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL. 

McVee, M. & Gavelek, J.  (December, 1999). The once and future status of schema theory. A paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL. 

Reischl, C. H. & McVee, M. (December, 1999).  Scaffolded journeys in a hypermedia environment:  Reading Classroom Explorer and the learning of preservice teachers.  A paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL. 

Brenner, D., Ferdig, R., Hughes, J., McVee, M., Norman, P.,  Pearson, P. D., & Roehler, L. (December, 1999).  Exploring a literacy hypermedia environment:  Learning from your own journeys through Reading Classroom Explorer.  An alternative format session presented at the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.

Florio-Ruane, S., Glazier, J., McVee, M., Raphael, T., Reischl, C., Shellhorn, B., & Wallace, S.  (April, 1999) Creating and sustaining common ground in conversation groups.  A poster presented in a structured poster session at  the annual AERA meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Grants

2003     
McVee, M. “Positioning others, positioning ourselves: Preservice and inservice teachers learning to explore culturally contested issues in literacy teaching and learning.”  Junior faculty Grant, Graduate School of Education, University at Buffalo.  $2, 470 (funded)

2003      
McVee, M. “Integrating emerging technologies into a literacy methods course.”  Faculty Educational Technology Grants Program for Innovations in Teaching/Learning with Technology, University at Buffalo.  $7,800 (not funded)

1999
McVee, M. “Implementing New Technologies for Teacher Education and Literacy Methods Courses.”   Instructional Enhancement Grant, University of Nevada Reno. $2,341 (funded)

1999
McVee, M. “Narrative And The Exploration Of Culture, Self, And Other In Teachers' Book Club Discussion Groups.”  Research Foundation of the National Council of Teachers of English Grant-in-aid.  $2,090 (funded)

Fellowships and Awards

2001            
Council on Anthropology and Education of the American Anthropology Association Outstanding Dissertation Award, Honorable mention.

2000
Michigan State University Teacher Education Academic Excellence Award

1998
Michigan State University Teacher Education Dissertation Completion Fellowship

1998
Michigan State University College of Education Alumni Endowed Fellowship

1996           
American Student Homer Higbee Award for contributions to the advancement and support of international educational activities at Michigan State University.

1995  
Michigan State University Graduate Continuing Fellowship--Teacher Education

1994   
Michigan State University Teacher Education Recruiting Fellowship

Professional Service

2005
Reviewer,  Handbook of Narrative Inquiry
Guest Reviewer, Journal of Teacher Education
Guest Reviewer, Teaching and Teacher Education

2001-2004
Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Literacy Research

1999-2002
Editorial Advisory Board, Reading Research Quarterly

1999-2002
 Reviewer, Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement

2002 
Guest Reviewer,   Anthropology and Education Quarterly

2003 
Guest Reviewer,  Urban Education

2001   
Guest Reviewer, Written Communication

2001          
Reviewer, AERA, SIG, Narrative Research

1999-2000   
Guest Reviewer,  Research in the Teaching of English

1998-1999
Guest Reviewer,  Anthropology and Education Quarterly

1999 
Reviewer, Teachers College Press (book prospectus)

1999
Editorial assistant to Susan Florio-Ruane,  Anthropology and Education Quarterly

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

American Educational Research Association
American Educational Research Association: SIG: Narrative Research
International Reading Association
National Council of Teachers of English
National Reading Conference
NCRLL

Committees and Activities

2005 to present   
Member, Technology Committee, Graduate School of Education

2003 to present
Member, Doctoral Steering Committee, Department of Learning and Instruction, University at Buffalo.

2003 to 2004
Co-chair, Litearcy Search Committee, Department of Learning and Instruction, University at Buffalo

2000 to present
Member, ESL Search Committee, Department of Learning & Instruction, University at Buffalo.