Jody K. Lawrence, Ph.D.

Jody Lawrence

Associate Professor of Teacher Education

College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Campus Box 107
279 McKee, Greeley, CO 80639
Office phone: 970-351-2317

View Dr. Lawrence's Vita

Research Interests and Specializations

  • Writing workshop
  • literacy education
  • constructivist teaching
  • reading comprehension instruction.


  • Ph. D., University of Virginia, 2006. Instruction and Curriculum (Literacy focus)
  • MA, University of Colorado, 2002. Instruction and Curriculum
  • BA, University of Colorado, 1999. Psychology and Elementary Education License.

Selected Publications:

  • Hansen, J., Kissel, B., Tower, H. & Lawrence, J. (2011). The influential interactions of pre-kindergarten writers. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy 11(4); pages 425-452.
  • Kissel, B. & Lawrence, J. (2010). From Teacher to Reflective Practitioner and Researcher: An Interview with Jane Hansen. Talking Points 22(1); pages 15-19.
  • Lawrence, J.K. (2009). “You ain’t gonna make me pick another topic? How one writer makes writers’ workshop work for him.” The Journal of Teaching Writing. Vol 24(2); pages 79-94.
  • Lawrence, J.K. (2009). Breaking free: One teacher examines her own fears about writing to become a better writing teacher. Colorado Reading Council Journal, Vol. 20(1); pages 14-19.
  • Lawrence, J.K. ( Spring 2007). Using writers’ workshop to promote literacy engagement: A glimpse into two elementary classrooms. Colorado Council Reading Journal, Vol. 18(1);pages 23-28.
  • Lawrence, J.K. (2006). Revoicing: How one teacher’s language creates active learners in a constructivist classroom. The Constructivist. Vol. 17(1).
  • Lawrence, J.K. (2006) “Meet Jody Kahn Lawrence – And her mentor, Jane Hansen. Colorado Communicator. Vol. 30(1).
  • Lawrence, J. (2006). “Top ten tips for teaching writing: A writers’ workshop approach.” Colorado Communicator. Vol. 30(2).
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