Lunder School of Education

Katie Rybakova Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Education and Chair of the Lunder School of Education

Degrees:

  • B.S., English Education, Florida State University
  • M.S., English Education, Florida State University
  • Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Florida State University

Certification:

  • 7-12 Grade English/Language Arts
  • ESOL Endorsement
  • K-12 Exceptional Student Education certification

Professional Affiliations:

  • MAMLE (Maine Association for Middle Level Education)
  • NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English)
  • ELATE
  • SITE (Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education)

Published Books and Selected Book Chapters:

  • Rybakova, K. (Forthcoming 2023). Embracing the Asynchronous Learning Environment: Pedagogical Techniques & Research Unique to Online Education. In Encyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Sixth Edition, IGI Global.
  • Rybakova, K. (2022). This is Homeschooling: Stories of Unconventional Learning Practices On the Road and In Nature. Routledge.  

Selection of Peer Reviewed Publications:

  • Rybakova, K., & Pare, J. (2022). Forced hand: How COVID-19 is demanding educational entrepreneurship from our policy makers. Maine Public Review.  
  • Boutelier, S., Moran, C., Sullivan, S., Rybakova, K., Damico, N., & Null, S. (2021). Multimodal Assessment and the New Normal: A Reflection on Digital Best Practices in Teacher Education. JTATE. 
  • Rybakova, K., & Witte, S. (2019). Academic bloggers, commenters, lurkers, and non-bloggers: How and why in service English teachers blog. Technology, Pedagogy and Education. DOI: 10.1080/1475939X.2019.1683065 
  • Rybakova, K., Rice, M., Moran, C, Zucker, L., McGrail, E., Mcdermott, M., Loomis, S., Gerber, H., Piotrowski, A., Garcia, M., Gibbons, T., & Marlatt, R. (2019) A long arc bending towards equity: Tracing almost 20 years of ELA teaching trends inCITE. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 19(4).   
  • Rybakova, K., & Piotrowski, A. (2019). Towards equitable technology integration. In Zucker et al., 23 months x 22 scholars: Collaboration, negotiation, and the revision of a position statement on technology in English Language Arts. Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education, 19(3) 
  • Rybakova, K. (2018). Using young adult literature with first generation college students in an introductory literature college course. ALAN Review, 46(1), 42-52.  
  • Rybakova, K., & Damico, N. (2018). Cross-university collegiality: Supporting 21st century cooperation in preservice English Language Arts teachers. Issues and Trends in Educational Technology, 6(1), 39-57.  
  • Rybakova, K., & Muir, M. (2018). Stories from the middle. The Leaflet. 20-26.

Conference Proceedings (2019-2022):

  • Rybakova, K. (2022). Teaching Controversial Young Adult Literature: The Why, The How, & The Pushback. Presented at the Maine Association for Middle Level Education Annual Conference, Thomas College, ME.
  • Rybakova, K. (2020, October). Future Teachers Academy: What would you do if ? Thomas College, Waterville, ME.  
  • Rybakova, K. (2020, March). What research says: Equity, ELA, and Technology. Central Maine Educators Regional Conference (CMERC), Dover-Foxcroft, ME. Cancelled due to COVID 19.  
  • Rybakova, K. (2020, March). The thingamabob: Using technology as a literacy, not a tool. Maine Council of Teachers of English, Portland, ME. Cancelled due to COVID 19.  
  • Rybakova, K., Moran, C., Garcia, M., McDermott, M., McGrail, E., Piotrowski, A., Rice, M., Loomis, S., & Marlatt, R. (2019, November). Sprinted writing as a strategy for cross-institutional collaboration: Analyzing 17 years of CITE ELA technology research. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Baltimore, MD. (Presented virtually due to illness)    
  • Rybakova, K. (2019). The art and craft of poetry: Inquiry-driven online instruction. SLAM 2019: The Power of Authentic Inquiry in Literacies and Multimedia. Roundtable presented at the National Council of Teachers of English, Baltimore, MD. (Accepted—did not present due to illness)  
  • Rybakova, K., & Kahl, S. (2019). Impacts of OER on student learning and professor pedagogy. Presentation presented at the New England Faculty Development Consortium, Worcester, MA.  
  • Rybakova, K. (2019). Authentic assessment using screencasting: A preservice teacher and local middle school project. Sparking Inquiry with Students and Teachers through Digital Literacies. Roundtable presented at the National Council of Teachers of English, Baltimore, MD.  
  • Rybakova, K. (2019). Social justice in middle-level young adult literature. Children’s Literature Conference presentation. Children’s Literature Conference, Thomas College, ME.  
  • Rybakova, K. (2019). The future is now: What research says. Preservice teacher research poster session, session chair. Maine Association for Middle Level Education, Northport, ME.  
  • Rybakova, K. (2019). The thingamabob: Using technology as a literacy. Maine Association for Middle Level Education, Northport, ME.  
  • Rybakova, K. (2019). What works, what’s hot: Middle level young adult literature trends. Presented at the Maine Council for Teachers of English Language Arts, Northport, Maine.  

Campus Involvement:

  • Faculty Advisor, Educators Rising Committee Member
  • Student Affairs Committee

Community Involvement:

  • Executive Director, Maine Association for Middle Level Education (state)