Dr. Maggie T. Robillard

Associate Professor of Education Studies

Contact Information

Knapp Hall, 104 E
CPO 2195
Email: maggie_robillard@berea.edu
Phone: 859 985-3623

Spring 2022

Office Hours

Tue/Thur: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dr. Maggie Robillard

Class Schedule

  • EDS 346  (Tue/Thur: 8:00 am – 9:50 am)
  • EDS 347  (Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:40 am – 11:50 am)
  • EDS 440  (Tue/Thur: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)


  • Ph.D. Literacy, Language, and Culture, Indiana University (2014)
  • M.S. Language Acquisition, Spec. ESL, Indiana University (2004)
  • M.S. Reading Literacy, Butler University, Indianapolis (2001)
  • B.A. Education, English 5–12, Indiana University-Purdue University (1993)

Teaching/Research Interests

My interests are based in critical literacy theory and how the implementation of critical literacy practices in the classroom impact student empowerment and identity, particularly in minority-majority schools. Critical literacy theory impacts student discourse practices, transforms the cycle of oppression, and empowers participants by focusing attention upon understanding the development of sociocultural identity. Attention to student voice is key to the empowerment of students. This idea is leading me toward expanding my work in Photovoice and integrating technological theories into my work.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)
  • Kappa Delta Pi (KDP) International Honor Society Education
  • Kentucky Education Association (KEA)
  • Kentucky Rural Education Association (KREA)

Recent Publications and Conference Presentations

Can Formative Peer Review Ease the Transition for Experienced New Faculty?