Colleen Gannon teaches graduate courses in literacy for Johns Hopkins University and coaches graduate students in the Urban Teachers program. She is a former middle school teacher and learning specialist, who has taught middle school ELA, reading, and math. She holds a masters of education degree from the University of Notre Dame and is currently working on her Ph.D. in teacher education and professional development at the University of Maryland, College Park.
At the university level, Colleen has taught secondary English education courses and middle school methods courses at the University of Maryland, College Park. Her dissertation research centers on how teachers can initiate and maintain productive student-relationship with Black boys in order to leverage those relationships to promote learning. She is also working on various research projects that address how self-study, critical friendship, and professional learning communities can support the development of novice teacher educators.