Dr. Jenifer Jasinski Schneider
Jenifer Jasinski Schneider, Ph.D.
The Ohio State University
Dr. Schneider’s research focuses on arts-based approaches to literacy education in which aspects of process drama and children’s literature support students’ symbolic development and meaning-making strategies. She also examines the ways in which digital tools affect literate practices. Through community-engaged projects, and working within designed field experiments,
Dr. Schneider’s research addresses the changing set of strategies that students use to compose and communicate through print-based and multimodal texts. Dr. Schneider is the Director of the USF CLICK Conference, an annual literature conference for children, the coordinator of the doctoral program in Literacy Studies, and the faculty mentor for the Children’s and Young Adult Literature Graduate Student Organization.
As a 2016 Fulbright Scholar in Ireland, Dr. Schneider’s research included the study of Irish children’s literature and reading programs, an exploration of family literacy initiatives across different Irish community contexts, and the examination of adult further education and digital literacy training models at the Waterford Institute of Technology. Dr. Schneider published the first USF-developed open-access digital textbook, The Inside, Outside, and Upside Downs of Children’s Literature (USF Scholar Commons).