Liz Guzniczak is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Reading and Language Arts. She received her Ph.D. in Reading and Language Arts from Oakland University in 2007. Her main areas of research include digital literacies, content area literacies, and pre-service teacher learning. Her research has appeared in Journal of Literacy Research, Educational Forum, and Literacy Research Association Yearbook.
Liz's research interests include:
- Content area literacy and learning in adolescence
- Digital literacies (Cognitive and social collaboration in online tasks, video data analysis)
- Pre-service education in university/district partnerships
- Castek, J., Coiro, J., Guzniczak,L., & Bradshaw,C. (2012). Examining peer collaboration in online inquiry, The Educational Forum, 76(4), 479-496.
- Coiro, J., Castek, J., Guzniczak, L.,& Bradshaw, C.!(2011). Exploring cognitive and social aspects of online reading comprehension across multiple ages of learners (An Alternative Format Session).Paper presented at Literacy Research Association Conference.
- McEneaney, J.E., Li, L., Allen, K., & Guzniczak, L., (2009) Stance, navigation, and reader response in expository hypertext. Journal of Literacy Research, 41(1),1 V45.
- Coiro, J., Castek, J., & Guzniczak, L. (2011). Uncovering online reading comprehension processes: Two adolescents reading independently and collaboratively on the Internet. Literacy Research Association Yearbook.
- Coiro, J., Guzniczak, L., & Castek, J. (2010, December). Exploring comprehension Processes and dialogic interactions among two dyads of adolescents reading Online to solve information problems. Paper presented in J.E. McEneaney,!(Chair), Reading for Information in Online Text.
- Alternative session presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Forth Worth,TX.
Current Research Activities:
- Examining Elementary Students' Collaborative Online Inquiry: An Exploration of Findings and Reflections on Design Considerations. Alternative Format Session. Literacy Research Association Conference. Dallas, Texas, December 2-6, 2013.
- Approaches to Video Data Analysis in Literacy Research. Study Group Session. Literacy Research Association Conference. Dallas, Texas, December 2-6, 2013.
- Online Reading Comprehension: Fourth and Fifth Grade Performance in an Online Reading Task. International Reading Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas, April , 2013
- Approaches to Video/Multimodal Data Analysis in Literacy Research, Study Group Format. Literacy Research Association Conference, San Diego, CA, November 28-31, 2012.
- Exploring Social Interactions, Collaboration, and Multimodality as Students Make Meaning from Online Information Texts, Alternative Format. Literacy Research Association Conference, San Diego, CA. November 28, 2012.
- Seeing is Believing, The Use of Video in Literacy Activities. Literacy Research Association Conference, San Diego, CA. November, 30, 2012. Approaches to Video Data Analysis: Discussing New Methods and Directions for Reading Research, Study Group Format, Literacy Research Association Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, November 28-Dec 3, 2011.
- Exploring Cognitive and Social Aspects of Online Reading Across Multiple Ages of Learners, Alternative Format, Literacy Research Association Conference, Jacksonville, Florida, November 28-Dec 3, 2011.
- Exploring Comprehension Processes and Interactions Among Adolescents Reading Online to Solve Information Problems, Alternative Session Format, National Reading Conference, Fort Worth, Texas.
- Approaches to Video Data Analysis: Exploring New Methods and Directions For Reading Research. Four-day study group series presented at the 60th Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Forth Worth, TX.
- Exploring the Nature of Dialogue Among Adolescents Who Participate in Online Inquiry Tasks. Paper presented in alternative session. Using video analysis to explore online reading and learning experiences. Alternative session presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
- Response to Intervention in Secondary Schools Tier 2, Michigan Reading Association. Grand Rapids, MI
- A Workshop on Video Data Analysis for Reading Research, National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.
- Analysis of Reader Stance and Efferent Focus in Eleven Studies, National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.
Research Goals/Plans for Future Projects
- Guzniczak, L., & Jang. B. G. (in progress). A Descriptive Study of Teacher Candidates Growth in an Undergraduate Literacy Class in an Elementary Partnership School and a University-Based Class ( An Auburn Elementary/Oakland University Partnership Research).
- Coiro, J., Sekeres D. C., Castek J., & Guzniczak, L. (in press). Comparing the quality of third, fourth, and fifth graders' social interactions and cognitive strategy use during structured online inquiry. Journal of Education.
- Using multimedia and technology effectively for literacy instruction
- Enhancing disciplinary literacy strategies in different content-areas
- Cognitive, social, and Collaborative interactions in online reading tasks
- Video data analysis in online reading comprehension
- Pre-service teacher instruction and efficacy