Katie M Monnin

Associate Professor • of Literacy

Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL • College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

Teaching literary-level comic books, graphic novels, and cartoons in educational settings.

Education

Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction

Kent State University

2008

 

M.A. Composition and Rhetoric & Literature

University of Dayton

2001

 

B.A. English Literature / Creative Writing / American History

Ohio University

1999

Biography

Dr. Katie Monnin received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction (with a concentration in literacy) in 2008 from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio.

Dr. Katie Monnin is an Associate Professor of Literacy at the University of North Florida. Besides the joy that comes from reading comic books and graphic novels, Dr. Monnin enjoys a Peter Pan-ish life of researching and writing her own books about teaching comics, graphic novels, and cartoons. She is the author of Teaching Graphic Novels (2010), Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels (2011), Using Content-Area Graphic Texts for Learning (2012), Teaching Reading Comprehension with Graphic Texts (2013), Get Animated! Teaching 21st Century Early Reader and Young Adult Cartoons in Language Arts (2014), and Teaching New Literacies in Elementary Language Arts (2015). Currently, Dr. Monnin is working with JIm Davis to in order to help foster Garfield's 21st century literay teaching potential; together, they have a book in submission and look forward to its eventual publication.  When she is not writing (or wondering how she ended up making an awesome career out of studying comics, graphic novels, and cartoon animation), Dr. Monnin spends her time with her three dachshunds, Sam, Max, and Alex.

Awards

2015-2016 Nomination for Outstanding Faculty Scholarship Award

2013 - 2014 Nomination for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award.  

2013 Awarded and Recipient of The National Society of Leadership and Success
Excellence in Teaching Award

2012 - 2013 Nomination for Outstanding Faculty Community Service Award

2012 - 2013 Nomination for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Selected as Finalist by the College Screening Committee

2011 - 2012 Nomination for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

  • Selected as a Finalist by the College Screening Committee

2010 - 2011 Nomination for Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award

  •  Selected as a Finalist by the College Screening Committee

Monnin, K. (2010). Teaching graphic novels. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House.

  • Nationally recognized finalist for ForeWord Magazine’s Educational Book of the Year 
  • 2010 Distinguished Achievement Award Finalist, 6 – 8 Curriculum

Affiliations

2015 - present First Second Books Graphic Novel Consultant and Teacher's Guide Freelance Writer

2013 - present Papercutz Consultant and Teacher's Guide Consultant

2013 San Diego Comic Con Eisner Award Judge

2013 - present Campfire Comics Consultant and Teacher's Guide Freelance Writer

San Diego Comic Con

Monthly column for Diamond Comic Book Distributors: www.diamondbookshelf.com

Writer/Contibutor for graphicnovelreporter.com

Writer/Editor/Consultant for Reading with Pictures

Educational Consultant for Papercutz Publishers

NCTE

IRA

Publications & Presentations

Books:

Monnin, K. (2010). Teaching Graphic Novels. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House/Capstone.

Monnin, K. (2011). Teaching Early Reader Comics and Graphic Novels. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House/Capstone.

Jaffe, M, & Monnin, K. (2012). Using Content Area Graphic Texts for Learning. Gainesville, FL: M.House/Capstone.

Monnin, K. (2013). Teaching Reading Comprehension with Graphic Texts. North Mankato, MN: Capstone.

Monnin, K. (2014). Get Animated: Teaching 21st Century Early Reader and Young Adult Cartoons in Language Arts.

              North Mankato, MN: Kendall Hunt.

Monnin, K. (2015).. Teaching New Literacies in Elementary Laguage Arts. North Mankato, MN: Kendall Hunt.

Monnin, K. (2016 - 2017, in process). Teaching Garfield in Elementary Classrooms.  Publisher TBD.

MonninContact Information

Building 57, Room 2215

(904) 620-4358

k.monnin@unf.edu

Website