Kristina Najera, Ph.D.

Kristina Najera, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean

Assistant Professor Teaching/Instructional

Office of the Dean
Teaching & Learning

Ritter Hall 433 
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19122-6091
phone: (215) 204-5477
knajera@temple.edu

Education
  • Ph.D. University of Delaware, Education: Literacy
  • M.A., University of Delaware, Education
  • M.S., Townson University, Early Childhood Education
  • B.S., University of Delaware, Elementary Education
Professional Affiliations
  • International Reading Association (IRA)
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
  • National Reading Conference/Literacy Research Association (NRC)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
Publications

Walpole, S. & Najera, K. (2013). Improving the school reading program: A new call for collaboration.

In B. Taylor & N. Duke (Eds.), Handbook of Effective Literacy Instruction. New York, NY: Guilford Press.
 
Blamey, K.L., McCraw, S.B., Meyer, C.K., Najera, K., & Runk, M.K. (2006, December). Doctoral students as researchers. Study group session at the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
 
McCraw, S., Meyer, C.K., & Najera, K. (2007, April). Differentiating instruction for professional development: Surveying teacher needs. Poster presented at the University of Delaware’s Department of Education Research Conference, Newark, DE.
 
Karchmer-Klein, R, MacArthur, C., & Najera, K. (2007, April). The effects of concept mapping software on fifth grade student’s writing. Poster presented at the University of Delaware’s Department of Education Research Conference, Newark, DE.
 
Najera, K. (2007, June). Differentiated Instruction in the Primary Grades. Paper presented at Georgia’s Annual Reading First Conference, Athens, GA.
 

Blarney, K.L., McCraw, S.B., Meyer, C.K., Najera, K., & Runk, M.K. (2006, December). Doctoral students as researchers. Study group session at the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

McCraw, S., Meyer, C.K., & Najera, K. (2007, April). Differentiating instruction for professional development: Surveying teacher needs. Poster presented at the University of Delaware's Department of Education Research Conference, Newark, DE.

Karchmer-Klein, R, MacArthur, C., & Najera, K. (2007, April). The effects of concept mapping software on fifth grade student's writing. Poster presented at the University of Delaware's Department of Education Research Conference, Newark, DE.

Najera, K. (2007, June). Differentiated Instruction in the Primary Grades. Paper presented at Georgia's Annual Reading First Conference, Athens, GA.

McCraw, S., Blarney, K. L., Meyer, C., Moore, N., & Najera, K. (2007, November). Doctoral students as researchers. Study group session at the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.

Najera, K. (2008, April). The effects of concept mapping software on fifth grade student's writing. Paper presented at the University of Delaware's Department of Education Research Conference, Newark, DE.

Najera, K. & Karchmer-Klein, R. (2008, May). Reflecting on the Ways Electronic Concept Mapping Software Can Support Students' Writing. Paper presented at the International Reading Association Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Karchmer-Klein, R, MacArthur, C., & Najera, K. (2008, December). The effects of concept mapping software on fifth grade student's writing. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.

McCraw, S., Meyer, C., Moore, N., & Najera, K. (2008, December).
Doctoral students as researchers. Study group session at the National Reading Conference, Orlando FL.