I use a Socratic coaching method to work with students on their own writing to produce strong drafts from earlier written work, and analyze existing writing to determine key types and tricks for successful writers. I implement vocabulary strategies and comprehension techniques and online tools. My goal is for all of my students to become clear, concise, rhetorically grounded writers.
I am a former seventh grade teacher and tenured professor of education specializing in literacy with over twenty years of experience as a writing teacher, editor, writing coach, copy editor, and reading specialist. I have taught all ages, but specialize in working with teens.
2014- now Freelance writer, editor, academic tutor
2010-2014 Associate professor with tenure and promotion
Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, and Literacy Education Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ Midsize public university in New Jersey.
Taught undergraduate and graduate courses.
Had leadership positions on department and university-wide committees, including search committees.
Taught faculty three-day workshops on integrating technology. Redesigned summer reading program. Headed graduate new literacies (technologies) certificate program.
2005- 2009 Assistant professor, Montclair State University
Department of Montclair NJ
Designed and taught variety of literacy and other courses (see above)
2005- 2007 Consultant, Teaching Matters Inc. New York City, NY As a consultant at Teaching Matters, helped develop standards based literacy curricula that teachers could integrate technology and then went out to a variety of boroughs of New York City to conduct training in the new city-wide literacy curriculum.
2003 – 2005 Project manager, CTELL (Cases to Enhance Literacy Learning)
Teachers College, Columbia University.
Project Directors: Dr. Charles K. Kinzer, Dr. Linda Labbo, Dr.
Donald Leu, Dr. William Teale. Funded by IERI/NSF: $5,551,059. As a senior doctoral student, worked as the local director at a multisite, multimillion dollar grant overseeing other graduate students through the production of interactive video cases of literacy learning to be used in teacher education classes throughout the U.S.
2000-2002 Research assistant, CTELL (Cases to Enhance Literacy Learning) Project Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Project Directors: Dr. Charles K. Kinzer, Dr. Linda Labbo, Dr.
Donald Leu, Dr. William Teale. Funded by IERI/NSF: $5,551,059. Developed, filmed, and produced video cases for the CTELL project
2000-2002 Research assistant, ICP (Integrated Curriculum Project), Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN.
Project Directors: Dr. Charles K. Kinzer, Dr. Herb Rieth. Funded by USDOE/OSEP: $417,391.
Gathered data and conducted research using SPSS. Created a new curriculum using anchored instruction technology in middle schools and presented the results of using this curriculum, the new data and their analysis at a conference at Nijmegen, Netherlands. Summer, 2001.
2003-2005 Ed.D Graduated Teachers College, Columbia University
Communication and Education — focus on literacy and technology Included courses in programming, instructional design,technology and communication and writing in society
2000-2002 Ph.D Peabody College, Vanderbilt University Language and Literacy included courses in literacy and language, discourse analysis, and the development of technology and its discourses
Completed coursework but transferred from program before completion of degree. January, 2003.
1996-1998 MA University of Colorado
Education, Certification in Secondary English
1991-1995 BA, BS University of Colorado
English Literature, Journalism
Graduate with honors, and with distinction
TEACHING) Sample of courses. Taught from fall 2005 to end of fall semester, 2013.
SCHOLARSHIP, PUBLICATIONS, AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
Wilber, D. (2010). iWrite: Using blogs, wikis, and digital storytelling in the English classroom. New York: Heinemann.
Wilber, D. (2010). Special themed issue (including introduction/editorial) of Digital
Culture and Education: “Beyond new literacies”. Digital Culture and Education. May,
2010. Can be found at: (concealed information)
Knobel, M & D. Wilber. (2009). From Web 2.0 to Learning 2.0 to Literacy 2.0: Examining shifts in literacies and new technologies. Educational Leadership 66 (6).20-24.
Lohnes, S., Wilber, D., Kinzer, C. (2007). A Brave New World: Understanding the Net Generation Through Their Eyes. Educational Technology Magazine 48(1) 21-27. Invited submission.
Wilber, D. J. (April/May, 2007). MyLiteracies: Understanding the Net Generation through LiveJournals and Literacy Practices. INNOVATE Journal of Online Education. http:// (concealed information) Peer-reviewed submission.
Wilber, D.J. (2005). Not a straight line: Wrinkling binary notions in literacy and technology research. eLearning online journal. 2(2). (concealed information) pdfs/2/issue2_2.asp Peer reviewed submission.
Labbo, L. D., Leu, D. J., Kinzer, C. K., & Teale, W. H. With Cammack, D., KaraSoteriou,
J., & Sanny, R. (2003b). Teacher Wisdom Stories: Cautions & Recommendations for Using Computer-Related Technologies for Literacy Instruction. The Reading Teacher.57 (3) 300-304. Peer reviewed submission.
Schrader, P. G., Leu, D. J., Kinzer, C. K., Ataya, R., Teale, W. H., Labbo, L. D., & Cammack, D. (2003a). Using Internet Delivered Video Cases to Support Pre-service Teachers' Understanding of Effective Early Literacy Instruction: An Exploratory Study. Journal of Instructional Science. 31 (4-5) p317-40. Peer reviewed submission
Cammack, D. W. , Holmes, J.T.G.(2002a). Extending the Potential of the Internet for
Higher Education: Two Research Projects at Vanderbilt University's Learning Technology Center. International Journal for Educational Technology, Winter issue 2002. Invited submission.
Cammack, D.W. (2002b) Literacy, Technology, and a Room of Her Own: Analyzing
Adolescent Girls' Online Conversations from Historical and Technological Literacy
Perspectives. In D. Schallert, C. Fairbanks, J. Worthy, B. Maloch, & J. Hoffman (Eds.), Yearbook of the National Reading Conference 51. (pp. 129-141). Oak Creek, WI: National Reading Conference. Peer reviewed submission.
c. Book Chapters
Wilber, D. J. (2008b). iLife: Understanding the Digital Literacies of Adolescents. In K. Hinchman (ed). Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy.Guilford Press. pp. 57-77. Invited submission.
Wilber, D.J. (2008a). New Literacies, College Students, and Technology: A Review of Existing Research and a Call for a New Agenda. Knobel, Lankshear, Leu, and Coiro (Eds.) Handbook of New Literacies, first edition. Lawrence Erlbaum. pp. 553-582. Invited submission.
Wilber, D.J., Kinzer, C.K., Lohnes, S. (2007). Supporting Preservice Teacher Education Through a Multimedia, Case-Based Online Learning Environment. Kinzer & Verhoeven, (Eds.). Interactive Literacy Education: Facilitating Literacy Environments Through Technology. Lawrence Erlbaum. pp.285-308. Invited submission.
Kinzer, C.K. & Wilber, D. J. (2007). Computer Support in (Hi)Story Construction: Using
Technology to Scaffold Student Understanding. Kinzer & Verhoeven, (Eds.). Interactive Literacy Education: Facilitating Literacy Environments Through Technology. Lawrence Erlbaum.pp. 217-243. Invited submission.
Kinzer, C.K., Cammack, D.W., Labbo, L., Teale, W., Sanny, R. (2006). Using Technology to (Re)Conceptualize Pre-service Literacy Teacher Education:
Considerations of Design, Pedagogy and Research. Linda Labbo, (Ed.) Handbook of Literacy and Technology, second edition. pp.211-234. Lawrence Erlbaum. Invited submission.
Leu. D.J., Kinzer, C.K., Coiro, J. & Cammack, D.W. (2004). Towards a Theory of New Literacies Emerging from the Internet and other ICT. Robert Ruddell, (Ed.). Theoretical Models and Reading Processes, 5th edition. International Reading Association. pp. 1570-1613 Peer-reviewed submission.
d. Editorials, Book and Website Reviews
Wilber, D. (2010). Special Themed Issue: Beyond New Literacies. Digital Culture and Education online journal. (concealed information) dce_editorial_vol2_iss1_2010/
*Also the editor for this issue, May, 2010.
Wilber, D. J. (2007). Book Review – A Review of Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. eLearning online journal. (concealed information) pdfs/4/issue4_1.asp
Cammack, D. (2006). Book Review – A Review of Travel Notes in New Literacy Studies: Instances in Practice. eLearning online journal. (concealed information) pdfs/3/issue3_3.asp
Cammack, D. (2003). Book Review -- A Review of Adolescents and Literacies in a Digital World. Reading Online, 6(10). Available: (concealed information) elec_index.asp?HREF=reviews/adolescents/index.html Invited submission.
Cammack, D.W. (2001). Two sites for Teachers Working with Struggling or Reluctant Readers [an Electronic Classroom Web Watch]. Reading Online, 4(7)
Available:(concealed information) webwatch/twosites/index.html. Invited submission.
Kinzer, C.K., D. W. Cammack & S. Cammack (2002). Educators Online: A Report on Existing Information Systems and Community Sites for Teachers. Commissioned as a part of a MacArthur grant through Vanderbilt University.
f. Scholarly Presentations
Wilber, D. (2010). Redefining College Literacy: Using New Literacies and Social Networking with College Reading Students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference (now Literacy Research Association).
Wilber, D. (2009). Literacy 2.0: Understanding digital storytelling as a potential academic literacy practice. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference. Albuquerque, NM.
Wilber, D. (2009). From Web 2.0 to Literacies 2.0: Examining Shifts in Literacies Through the Integration of Web 2.0 Technologies in a College Reading Course. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA.
Wilber, D. (2009). Higher Ground: Integrating Technology Into Remedial Reading With College Freshmen. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. San Diego, CA.
Wilber, D. (December, 2008). JumpStart: Integrating New Literacies and Media into a College PreFreshman Reading Program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Association.
Wilber, D. J. (April, 2007). My Network: Understanding the Links and Texts of College Students’ New Literacies. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. Chicago, IL.
Wilber, D (February, 2007). Facebooking MySpace: Understanding Multiple Roles and Literacies in Social Networking Sites. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Conference of Teachers of English Assembly of Researchers. Nashville, TN.
Wilber-Cammack, D. J. (December, 2006). Buddy System: An Ethnographic Study of the New Literacies of a College Student Network. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
Wilber-Cammack , D J. (December, 2006). College Students and New Literacy Practices. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference. Los Angeles, CA.
Cammack, D.W. (December, 2005). Multiple modes, one life: A semiotic analysis of a blogger and her blog. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference. Miami, FL.
Cammack, D. W. (February, 2005). By any means necessary: The role of visual data and hypertext narrative in the construction of Malcolm X. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Conference of Teachers of English, Assembly of Researchers. Columbus, OH
Cammack, D. W. (December, 2004). Blogging the Way: Exploring New Literacies and New Media in Weblogs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Cammack, D. W. (December, 2004). Using Technology to (Re)Conceptualize Literacy Teacher Education: Considerations of Design, Pedagogy and Research. . Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Cammack, D. W. , Kinzer, C.K., Cammack, S., Lohnes, S., Andrews, G., & Tilmanis, L.
(April, 2004). The Effectiveness of Web-based, Case Technologies as Shown by Preservice Teachers’ Breadth and Depth of Conceptual Understanding. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
Cammack, D. W. (Dec., 2003). Online and Out-of-school: An Ethnographic Study of the Literacy Practices of Teenagers Using Internet Technologies at Home. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference Annual Meeting: Scottsdale, AZ.
Cammack, D. W. (Dec. 2003). Inclusions/Expansions: Understanding Multimedia Literacy Practices in College Settings. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference Annual Meeting: Scottsdale, AZ.
Kinzer, C.K., Cammack, D.W. (Dec., 2003). Themes in Literacy and Technology: Results of a National Survey at First and Third Grades. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference Annual Meeting: Scottsdale, AZ.
Kinzer, C.K., Cammack, D.W. (May, 2003). CTELL: Case Technologies to Enhance Literacy Learning. A Focus on Anchored Instruction and Case Implementation. Paper presented at the Reading Research Pre-Conference: International Reading Association Annual Meeting.
Leander, K., Cammack, D.W., Applin-Rollins, B. (April, 2003). Reading Gender in the Technobiographies of Adolescents. Paper presented at the Annual American Educational Research Association conference. Chicago, IL.
Kinzer, C. K., Labbo, L. Leu. D., Teale, W., Schrader, P., Coiro, J., Cammack, D.W.,
Seifert, L. (April, 2003). New Literacies for New Times: Teaching Pre-service Teachers How to Teach Reading and Writing via Digital Interactive Cases on the WWW. Paper presented at the Annual American Educational Research Association conference. Chicago, IL.
Cammack, D. W. (December, 2002). Understanding Online Literacy Practices: Issues of Access and Participant Observation in “Electronic Ethnography”. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.
Kinzer, C.K. & Cammack, D. W. (December, 2002). Evaluating the Impact of On-line, Multimedia CTELL Cases in Preservice Literacy Education Courses. Paper presented at the Annual Meetings of the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.
Cammack, D.W. (May, 2002). On- and Offline: Analyzing the Implications of Teenage Internet Literacy Practices for Secondary Literacy Instruction. Paper presented as part of the Technology in Literacy Education Special Interest Group at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, San Francisco, CA.
Siefert, L., Cammack, D.W., Kinzer, C.K. (May, 2002). Issues of Curriculum Design and Assessment in Technology-rich Literacy Learning Environments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, San Francisco, CA.
Cammack, D.W. & Kinzer, C.K. (April, 2002). CTELL Cases in Action: Formative
Implementation of Internet-based, Multimedia Cases in a Pre-service Literacy Education Classroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Kinzer, C.K. & Cammack, D.W. (April, 2002). CTELL Cases in Action: Student
Reflections as Indicators of Growth in a Case-Based Classroom. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
Cammack, D.W. (December, 2001). Observing Online Conversations: Literacy, Technology, and a Space of Her Own. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.
Kinzer, C. K. & Cammack, D. W. (August, 2001). Scaffolding for Story Comprehension:
Increasing Student Understanding and Participation in an Inclusion Classroom. University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands (Sponsored by the Dutch National Science Foundation).
Cammack, D. W., & Kinzer, C. K. (May, 2001). Looking at How Technology Integration Works: A Demonstration Project in Inclusion Settings. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, New Orleans, LA.
Spring, 2008. Submitted application to Hechinger AERA Early Career Institute. Accepted and attended media writing workshop, AERA 2008.
Spring, 2007. Submitted and was awarded for a Career Development Grant through Montclair State. Award amount: $2000.
Fall, 2007. Submitted for a Spencer Post-Doctoral Fellowship. Grant declined.
Summer, 2006. Submitted internal grant proposal for career development funds to Montclair State University. Grants suspended due to budget constraints.
WORKSHOPS AND PRESENTATIONS
January, 2010. Presented a full day workshop at Jefferson Elementary on using technology to support writing nonfiction to first – fifth grade teachers using the workshop model and integrating content area texts and curricula. West Caldwell, NJ.
June, 2008. Presented a two-day workshop on using video games with learning at the MSUNER annual conference. Workshop was entitled, What I Learned from Lara Croft – Learning and Literacy through Video Games.
May, 2008 & 2009. Peer leader in CEHS workshops on teaching hybrid courses at the university level. Given by the CEHS Committee on Hybrid Teaching.
May, 2008. Co-coordinator and keynote speaker. Learning 2.0: From Preschool to Beyond. Annual Spring Conference for ECELE Department focusing on the use of technology with preschool age children. Approximate attendance, 100.
October, 2007. Presentation on new technologies and college teaching to the New Faculty Program, Montclair State University.
June, 2007. Two-day workshop: iLife: Understanding the Technology Practices of Teens and Pre-teens. MSU Network for Educational Renewal, Annual Summer Conference. Montclair State University, Student Center
May, 2007. Workshop for Adjunct Instructors in Basic Skills Reading Program. Literacy
Center, Montclair State University
March, 2007. Presentation on College Students and New Literacies in the Center for Teaching and Learning seminar series, Montclair State University
September, 2006. Presentation on New Literacies to Dr. Weiner’s READ501 course.
March, 2006. Integrating Technology into Balanced Literacy in the New York City Schools. Invited presentation and half-day workshop, North Carolina Association for Educational Communications and Technology. Charlotte, North Carolina.
March, 2006. Presentation on College Students and New Literacies to ECELE Department.
April, 2006. Workshop on Integrating Technology into Emergent Literacy Instruction, ECELE Spring Conference. Montclair State University.
October, 2005. Presentation on Using Multimedia Cases in Higher Education, Doctoral Colloquium. Math, Science, and Technology Department, Teachers College, Columbia University. New York, NY.
AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
Named a Teaching Fellow, AY 2007-2008. Center for Teaching and Learning. Montclair State University. Mentor: Michele Knobel.
Winner, Spencer Researcher in Training Grant for promising doctoral students, Teachers College, Spring 2004
Member, Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education. 1998-present.
Winner, Virginia Lynn Sakula memorial scholarship, Spring 1998.
Graduate with honors, journalism and with distinction, English literature, University of Colorado, Boulder CO. 1995.
PROFESSIONAL, PUBLIC, AND UNIVERSITY SERVICE
University, College, and Department Committees
Program Coordinator, Associate Library Media Specialist Certificate Program
Academic Computing Committee
Undergraduate Admissions Committee, ECELE Department
CEHS Convocation Committee
Urban Teaching Academy Advisory Board
College Technology Committee
Literacy Program Search Committee 2005-2006
Elementary Education Search Committee 2007-2008
Hybrid and Online Teaching Committee, CEHS 2008
Graduate Council 2007-2009
Graduate Curriculum Committee 2007- 2009
External or Discipline Based
Named to upcoming Editorial Board, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 2011
Editorial Board member, Digital Culture and Education
Co-chair, Technology content area, Literacy Research Association 2010-2012
Co-editor, Wiki on Middle School Literacy: newlits.org. Co-editing with Michele Knobel as part of the Improving Teacher Quality Program. Current.
Co-E-editor, National Reading Conference with Erica Boling, Rutgers University. Current.
Manuscript reviewer, Reading Research Quarterly. Peer reviewed journal of reading research published by the International Reading Association. Current.
Co-editor, Reviews Section. eLearning, online, peer-reviewed international journal of technology and learning. January 2007-present.
Member of editorial board of Language Arts, peer-reviewed journal published through National Council of Teachers of English. September 2006 – present.
Member of editorial board of upcoming online journal Digital Culture and Education, to premiere in Spring, 2009
Manuscript reviewer, National Reading Conference Yearbook, 2006
Member, Oscar Causey Award Committee, National Reading Conference. 2004 – 2006
Member, Dissertation Award Committee, National Reading Conference, 2006-present
Division 12 co-chair, National Reading Conference. 2003-2006
Co-organizer, Gigabytes, Ghouls, and Grad Students: First Annual CCTE Doctoral
Student Conference in Technology and Education, Oct. 2004
Reviewer of conference proposals, Research Division, International Reading Association. 2002-present.
Reviewer of conference proposals, Division C, Section 7: Technology Research.
American Educational Research Association. 2002-present.
Presentation to the Robert Crown Health Center, on Educational Technology and Webbased Pedagogies, June 10, 2002.
Reviewer of conference proposals, Division 13: Literacy and Technology, National Reading Conference. 2001-present.
ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS
American Educational Research Association
American Educational Research Association Special Interest Group in Writing and Literacies
International Literacy Association
National Council of Teachers of English Association of Researchers
Conversant in French and Spanish
Office suite/programs, G Suite: Google programs and applications (gmail, Google Drive, Google Slides, and others), social networking programs in education, higher education technology platforms (have worked with four at different universities) and their integration into traditional/hybrid/online instruction, web design, blog creation and maintenance, some familiarity with Minecraft and uses in educational settings, some familiarity with Raspberry Pi.
Available upon request
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