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KaaVonia Hinton

  • KaaVonia Hinton
  • Associate Professor
  • Teaching & Learning
  • 166-11 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5958
  • khintonj@odu.edu
  • Web Page
  • KaaVonia Hinton is an associate professor in Teaching & Learning at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. KaaVonia was the director of the Tidewater Writing Project from 2005-2013. Her research interests are young adult literature, writing to learn, and biocriticism. She is the author of several books, including Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy (2009) and co-author (with Gail K. Dickinson) of Integrating Multicultural Literature in Libraries and Classrooms in Secondary Schools (2007) and (with Katherine T. Bucher) Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation and Appreciation, 3rd ed. (2013). When not teaching, KaaVonia enjoys practicing writing on her blogs.
  • Education

    The Ohio State University, 2003
    Major: English Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
    North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, 1996
    Major: English and African American Literature
    Degree: M.A.
    North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University, 1995
    Major: English Education
    Degree: B.S.
  • Research Interests

    Young adult literature, Writing to learn, Biocriticism
  • Expertise

    Literacy
  • 2010: Ohioana Library Association Award, Ohioana Library Association
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Old Dominion University Teacher Immersion Residency
    Sponsoring Organization: U.S. Department of Education
    Date: October 1, 2009 - September 30, 2014
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Judge, S.; Butler, C. M.; Butler, L. L.; Dickerson, D. L.; Hinton-Johnson, K.; Katsioloudis, P.; Robinson, J. E.; McKinney, S. E.; Starling, I.; Fleener, C. E.
    Tidewater Writing Project
    Sponsoring Organization: National Writing Project
    Date: July, 2011 - May, 2012
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hinton-Johnson, K.; Lee, G.
    LUCY II: Librarianship Upgrades for Children and Youth Services
    Sponsoring Organization: Institute of Museum and Library Services
    Date: July, 2009 - June, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Doll, C. A.; Dickinson, G. K.; Hinton-Johnson, K.
    National Writing Project
    Sponsoring Organization: NWP
    Date: June, 2010 - May, 2011
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hinton-Johnson, K.; Lee, G.
    Big Read
    Sponsoring Organization: National Endowment for the Arts
    Date: September, 2009 - June, 2010
    Awarding Organization: Private
    Investigators:Hinton-Johnson, K.; Lee, G.; Taylor, G. S.; Ren, Z.
    National Writing Project
    Sponsoring Organization: NWP
    Date: June, 2008 - May, 2009
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hinton-Johnson, K.
    National Writing Project
    Sponsoring Organization: NWP
    Date: June, 2007 - May, 2008
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hinton-Johnson, K.
    National Writing Project
    Date: 2005 - 2006
    Investigators:Hinton-Johnson, K.
    National Writing Project
    Date: 2004 - 2005
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Hinton-Johnson, K.