Kathleen O'Neil, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

School of Teacher Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Information

Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Teacher Education
Campus Box
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Other Experience

Co-founder, Journal of Educational Research and Innovation (2009 – 2016)

Research/Areas of Interest

Children’s literature, picturebooks, visual literacy, semiotics

Publications/Creative Works

O’Neil, K. E. (2015). Designing clothes and cars: Second grade students using multiple forms of literacy to try on and perform identity. Early Childhood Education Journal, 43(6), 505-514.

O’Neil, K. E. (2012). Strategic looking: Using reading comprehension strategies with pictures. Connecticut Reading Online: Journal of the Connecticut Reading Association.

O’Neil, K. E. (2011). Reading pictures: Developing visual literacy for greater comprehension. The Reading Teacher, 65(3), 191-200.

O’Neil, K. E. (2010). Once upon today: Teaching for social justice with postmodern picturebooks. Children’s Literature in Education 42(3), 40-51.

Honors and Awards

April, 2012, Outstanding College Service Provider. College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, University of Northern Colorado