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Associate Professor Kathy Mills

Faculty of Education,
School of Curriculum

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Name
Associate Professor Kathy Mills
Position(s)
Associate Professor
Faculty of Education,
School of Curriculum
Discipline *
Curriculum and Pedagogy, Specialist Studies in Education
Phone
+61 7 3138 3449
Email
Location
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Qualifications

PhD (Queensland University of Technology), Master of Education (Christian Heritage College), Graduate Diploma Christian Studies (Australian College of Theology), Grad Cert Academic Practice (Queensland University of Technology), Bachelor of Education (Christian Heritage College)

Professional memberships
and associations

Executive Leadership of Learned Societies

•   American Educational Research Association, Writing & Literacies Dr Mills is serving a term of 8 years on the Executive Committee of the American Educational Research Association (Washington DC), Writing and Literacies SIG, connecting key literacy educators worldwide.

Journal Editor

•    Australian Educational Researcher, IF 0.102 (Assoc Editor, 2014-) International Journal Editorial Review Boards

•    Journal of Literacy Research, Arizona IF 0.39  (Editorial Review Board)

•    The Reading Teacher, New Jersey IF 0.355 (Review Board, -2013)

Membership of Learned Societies

•    Australian Association for Research in Education (AARE)

•    American Educational Research Association, Washington DC

•    International Reading Association, New Jersey

•    Australian Literacy Educators’ Association, South Australia

Reviewing for International Editorial Boards, Books, and Grant Foundations

•    Australian Educational Researcher

•    Czech Science Foundation

•    Routledge

•    The Reading Teacher

•    Ethnography and Education

•    Language and Education

•    Australian Journal of Literacy Education

•    Pedagogies: An International Journal

•    Australian Systemic Functional Linguistics Association

•    Teaching Education 

Research Keywords: literacy, digital media, education research paradigms, critical sociology, ethnography, classroom observation, discourse analysis, multimodal analysis

Website: https://iwmlresearch.wordpress.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheIWMLResearch

TV: A/Prof Mills on Chanel 9 News, NAPLAN: https://www.dropbox.com/s/bt6xe02t9cydd4a/Channel_9News_Mills.m4v?dl=0

Radio: Dr Mills on ABC’s Speaking Out program:  https://soundcloud.com/abcspeakingout/dr-kathy-mills-from-qut-on

            NAPLAN testing (Radio 5AA Adelaide): https://db.tt/SXQvhqMH

Keynote Address: Colorado https://altec.colorado.edu/speakers/Mills-04-2012.shtml 

Newspaper and News Media

Large schools, Brisbane Times: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/supersized-schools-loom-large-20130619-2oj6f.html;

Large schools, Courier Mail: http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/teachers-warn-queensland-schools-becoming-too-big-due-to-booming-student-populations/story-fnihsrf2-1226706822032

A/Prof Kathy Mills’ Indigenous Literacy Research (Australian Research Council):https://www.qut.edu.au/education/about/news/news?news-id=79438/

Prof Mills on Microblogging Technology in Higher Education (QUT media)  http://www.news.qut.edu.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/News.woa/wa/goNewsPage?newsEventID=35257

QUT Media http://www.news.qut.edu.au/cgi-bin/WebObjects/News.woa/wa/goNewsPage?newsEventID=35257

Keywords

multimodal literacy, digital writing and literacies, literacy theories, text production, pedagogy and curriculum, reading comprehension strategies, critical ethnography, Indigenous language practices, power relations in institutions and society, learning spaces for digital communication

* Field of Research code, Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification (ANZSRC), 2008

Biography

Associate Professor Kathy A. Mills (PhD, GradCertAP, M.Ed, GradDipChrStuds, B. Ed) is a Principal Research Fellow with a continuing academic appointment in the Faculty of Education, School of Curriculum at QUT. She is a second time Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council. Kathy Mills has contributed 70 peer-reviewed publications to the field of literacies and digital culture, including 5 sole-authored books, and over 40 scholarly journal articles and chapters in books with reputable publishers. Dr Mills’ research has over 900 citations (Google Scholar), focusing on literacies, multimodality, and sensory studies. Her most cited work is “A Review of the Digital Turn in the New Literacy Studies” published in the Review of Educational Research (ISI Ranked 1 in Education Research, IF: 5.0, 2014). Her research monographs, Literacy Theories for the Digital Age (2016) and The Multiliteracies Classroom (2011) are highly acclaimed. Kathy is Associate Editor of the Australian Educational Researcher (2014-).  Kathy is the Program Chair of the American Educational Research Association, Writing and Literacies SIG, Washington DC, past Treasurer, and future Chair (2011-2018). She serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Literacy Research (Arizona, 2014-), and the editorial review board of English Teaching Practice and Critique. A/Prof Mills serves on the Review Board of the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy (2014-). Kathy also serves on the Review Board of the Reading Teacher (International Reading Association, New Jersey).

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Kathy Mills.

Teaching

A/Prof Kathy Mills began lecturing in higher education in the year 2000 in the following teaching and research areas:

  • Multimodal literacies
  • Multliteracies
  • Critical literacy
  • Reading comprehension strategies
  • English and literacy pedagogy, curriculum and assessment

A/Prof Mills is an experienced higher degrees by research supervisor, with PhD and M Ed student completions as both Principal and Associate Supervisor.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Kathy Mills.

Experience

Associate Professor Kathy A. Mills is Director of Literacies, Culture and Digital Media in the Faculty of Education at QUT. Kathy is a widely recognised international scholar of literacy studies in digital cultures, including  sensory literacies, multimodality, socio-spatial literacies, new literacy studies, multiliteracies, critical literacy, and understanding social disadvantage in education.  She is currently a Principal Research Fellow of the Australian Research Council on a project to embed Indigenous ways of knowing and being in multimodal literacy practices in schools. She leads multiple ARC research grants with industry partners that have included the QCT, QTU, DET, Hymba Yumba Listening and Learning Place, and Big Picture Industries Inc. A/Prof Mills publishes prolifically, and supervises PhD students in her research field. Kathy is regularly invited to speak at media and education events for stakeholders, and has international and national research leadership roles for the American Educational Research Association (Program Chair, Writing and Literacies), Australian Educational Researcher (Associate Editor), Journal of Literacy Research (Editorial Review Board), The Reading Teacher (Review Board), English Teaching Practice and Critique (Review Board), and the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy (Review Board). Kathy has over 16 years of experience in higher education, and 7 years in teaching and school leadership. She was awarded a PhD in literacy studies in 2006 (QUT).

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Kathy Mills.

Publications


For more publications by this staff member, visit QUT ePrints, the University's research repository.

Awards

Awards and recognition

Type
Fellowships
Reference year
2016
Details
Research Fellowship - DECRA (Australian Research Council) (2014-2016) Cat 1- Australian Competitive Grants, DE140100047 Developing the multimodal literacy learning of Indigenous Australian primary students through Indigenous ways of knowing and being
Type
Recipient of a Nationally Competitive Research Fellowship
Reference year
2009
Details
Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (Australian Research Council, 2009) Cat 1 - Australian Competitive Grants, LP0990289.
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Associate Editor of the Australian Educational Researcher, leading journal of the Australian Educational Research Association
Type
Committee Role/Editor or Chair of an Academic Conference
Reference year
2011
Details
Elected to American Educational Research Association Executive Committee, Writing and Literacies SIG (Washington DC), 8-year progression of roles: 2011-2019
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2014
Details
Invited to the Editorial Review Board of the rigorous and international Journal of Literacy Research (IF 0.393)
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2014
Details
Invited to serve on the Editorial Review Board of the leading journal in literacy curriculum and pedagogy, The Reading Teacher - two terms, 2011-2013; 2014-2016.
Type
Keynote Speaker/Expert Panel Member/Invited Speaker for a Conference
Reference year
2012
Details
View International Keynote Address for the University of Colorado and Anderson Language and Technology Center, USA. Honorarium: http://altec.colorado.edu/speakers/Mills-04-2012.shtml
Type
Editorial Role for an Academic Journal
Reference year
2016
Details
Invited to serve on the Editorial Review Board of the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy, 2014 - continuing
Type
Other
Reference year
2013
Details
Dr Mills was awarded a Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice in 2013 for completion of a postgraduate degree in principles and practices of university teaching and research.
Type
Academic Honours, Prestigious Awards or Prizes
Reference year
2007
Details
Dr Kathy Mills was the recipient of a QUT Outstanding Thesis Award in 2007 for her 2006 thesis: Multiliteracies: a critical ethnography: Pedagogy, power, discourse and access to multiliteracies.

Research projects

Grants and projects (Category 1: Australian Competitive Grants only)

Title
Developing the Multimodal Language of Emotions of Low SES Primary Students
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP150100030
Start year
2016
Keywords
Title
Developing the Multimodal Literacy Learning of Indigenous Australian Primary Students through Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
DE140100047
Start year
2014
Keywords
multimodal literacy, Indigenous literacy, cultural negotiation
Title
Digital Learning and Print Literacy: A Design Experiment for the Reform of Low Socio-economic, Culturally Diverse Schools.
Primary fund type
CAT 1 - Australian Competitive Grant
Project ID
LP0990289
Start year
2009
Keywords
Literacy, Digital Literacies, Pedagogy, Media Arts, Primary Education,

Supervision