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Jacqueline Lynch

Associate Professor

Teaching and Learning

Office: ZEB 351A

Phone: 305-348-3507


Specialty: Literacy Education

Dr. Lynch has been involved in literacy research for over 20 years. She received a Ph.D. in Language and Literacy Education from the University of British Columbia in 2003, and was a SSHRC Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Michigan State University from 2003 to 2005. Prior to joining FIU, she was as an associate professor at York University. Her work has been published in peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, Reading Psychology, the Journal of Research in Reading, and the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education. She has co-authored two books in the past five years: Teaching and Learning about Family Literacy and Family Literacy Programs (Routledge), and Literacy: Reading, Writing and Children’s Literature (Oxford University Press). Her research focuses on early literacy, family literacy, and educator professional learning. Jackie is currently involved in a family literacy project with low-income families.

Recent Publications

Lynch, J., & Prins, E. (in press). Teaching and learning about family literacy and family literacy programs. Routledge. 
Lynch, J. (2021). Elementary school teachers’ and parents’ perspectives of home-school engagement and children’s literacy learning in a low-income area. School Community Journal, 31(1), 127-148. 
Lynch, J., & Zwerling, H. (2020). Bringing neighborhood dads into classrooms: Supporting literacy engagement. The Reading Teacher, 74(2), 169-178. 
Lynch, J. (2019). Father reflections on their involvement with primary school students: Connections to school literacy learning. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 68, 396-416. 
Lynch, J. (2019). Navigating gender and social influences on early literacy development. In B. Guzzetti, T. Bean, & J. Dunkerly-Bean (Eds.), Literacies, sexualities, and gender: Understanding identities from preschool to adulthood (pp. 3-14). Routledge. 

Links to other publications can be found at Google Scholar.

Recent Presentations

Rosati, A., & Lynch, J. (2021, April). The effects of a self-regulation professional learning intervention on early childhood educator beliefs and practices. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association. (virtual)
Lynch, J. (2020, December). Home-school engagement and literacy learning: Elementary school teachers and low-income parents. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Literacy Research Association. (virtual)
Lynch, J., & Jones, B. (2019, December). An examination of low-income parents’ perspectives of home-school engagement and literacy learning in an inner city school. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Literacy Research Association, Tampa, Florida.
Lynch, J. (2019, October). Improving teacher engagement with parents from low-income, culturally diverse backgrounds. Paper presented at the International Literacy Association’s Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Lynch, J. (2019, June). Teachers' perspectives of parental communication and involvement: Assisting school engagement in a diverse, low-income area. Paper presented at the International Literacy Association’s Intensive: Nevada conference (Equity and Access to Literacy), Las Vegas, NV.