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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, Jan 2014-Dec 2017; Australian Postdoctoral Research Fellow, ARC Linkage, 2009-2012). Kathy Mills has contributed 65 peer-reviewed publications to the field of literacy curriculum and pedagogy, including 5 sole-authored books, 35 scholarly journal articles, and chapters in international literacy handbooks (August, 2015). Dr Mills’ research has over 800 citations (Dec 2015, Harzing), focusing on multimodality, digital writing and intersections with race and social class in education. 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 monograph, The Multiliteracies Classroom (2011), was nominated for an international award. Kathy is Associate Editor of the Australian Educational Researcher (2014-). She serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Journal of Literacy Research (Arizona, 2014-), is the Program Chair of the American Educational Research Association, Writing and Literacies SIG, Washington DC, past Treasurer, and future Chair (2011-2018). Dr Mills serves on the Review Board of the Australian Journal of Language and Literacy (2014-). Dr Mills serves on the Review Board of the Reading Teacher (International Reading Association, New Jersey) from 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2014-2015.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Kathy Mills.

Teaching

Dr Mills has coordinated the following units in the Faculty of Education, QUT from 2011-2013, and has taught into others within literacy education:

i. CLP 425: Primary English Curriculum (Graduate Diploma in Education, Compulsory)

ii. CLB 446: Multimodal Grammar: Theories and Pedagogies (Compulsory for Secondary English, elective for other B.Ed cohorts).

Dr Mills is currently supervising 5 research students completing either a Master’s dissertation or PhD thesis.

This information has been contributed by Associate Professor Kathy Mills.

Experience

Associate Professor Kathy A. Mills has 20 years of experience in the field of education, beginning as a B Ed P-10 teacher in Queensland schools from 1995-2001, and later a Head of Curriculum (Primary school). A/Prof Mills began teaching higher education students in literacy theory and practice from 2000 at Christian Heritage College (Higher Education). Completing an MEd (CHC) and a Graduate Diploma of Christian Studies in 2003 (ACT), she was awarded a PhD scholarship in the Faculty of Education in 2003, Queensland University of Technology, and conferred in 2006. Dr Mills continued to lecture contractually at CHC until 2009 while publishing widely from her thesis.

A/Prof Mills became a named Australian Post Doctoral Research Fellow on an Australian Research Council Linkage Project from 2009-2010, full time at QUT. The research involved an onsite multi-classroom intervention with a low-socioeconomic and Indigenous community, working collaboratively with primary school teachers to revision literacy pedagogy through digitally-mediated textual practices.

Dr Mills took up a continuing Level B appointment in the Faculty of Education, QUT in Jan 2011, while becoming a chief investigator on the ARC Linkage project (LP0990289; 2009-2013). Mills was elected to serve on the American Educational Research Association, Writing and Literacies Executive Committee in 2011. She was awarded a Graduate Certificate of Academic Practice (Higher Education) in 2013 (QUT). She was awarded her second Australian Research Council Research Fellowship as the Lead Researcher of a Category 1 grant in January 2014, and was awarded an Australian Research Council Linkage grant as Lead Researcher in July 2015.

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
2013
Details
Discovery Early Career Research Award, Research Fellowship (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
Funding Award
Reference year
2009
Details
Australian Research Council Linkage Grant: Digital Learning and Print Literacy: A design experiment for the reform of low socioeconomic, culturally diverse schools (2009-2012)
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
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
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

Completed supervisions (Doctorate)

Completed supervisions (Masters by Research)

  • Improving Outcomes for Adult Learners (2016)