Dr. Shaw is a passionate, enthusiastic teacher who is
nationally recognized as an expert on teaching readers and
writers who struggle and preparing reading specialists to be
literacy coaches. His primary teaching responsibilities focus
on teaching reading and writing in the MSEd. and Post-Master's
Literacy Program. He also teaches reading and literature
courses at the undergraduate level.
Dr. Shaw has published research on multiple aspects of literacy
education in more than 15 articles and chapters in
books. He has also spoken many times at the International
Reading Association annual conference, the National Council of
Teachers of English annual conference, the Association of
Literacy Educators and Researchers annual conference, and the
New York State Reading Association annual conference. Dr. Shaw
has also serves as a national consultant.
Dr. Shaw won the St. Thomas Aquinas College
Board of Trustees' Award for Excellence in 2006 and has been
awarded two Faculty Development grants to research Best
Practices for Closing the Achievement Gap and the Roles and
responsibilities of Reading Specialists/Literacy Coaches.
Prior to coming to STAC 17 years ago, he taught in the
Bronx New York as an elementary school teacher, reading
specialist, and literacy coach.