Nile V Stanley

Associate Professor

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

Areas of Expertise


Ph.D. Reading, Curriculum & Instruction
University of Florida
May 1986

M.Ed. Reading, Elementary Education
University of Delaware
June 1979

B.S.Ed. English, Secondary Education
University of Delaware
June 1977


Dr. Stanley graduated with a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in literacy and counselor education in 1986 from the University of Florida. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in English education and a Master’s degree in reading education from the University of Delaware.

He has worked as a high school English and special education teacher, educational diagnostician and reading specialist. Since 1999 he has been a professor and poet in residence in five urban Jacksonville elementary schools.

His research interests include arts-based literacy instruction: poetry performance, storytelling ,music and multimedia.

Dr. Stanley served as Editor of the Florida Journal of Reading and has presented at national and international conferences. His publications have appeared in Reading Psychology, Language Magazine, and state and regional refereed journals. He is author of award winning books, Creating Readers with Poetry (2004) and Performance Literacy through Storytelling (2009) with

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