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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
  • KaaVonia Hinton is an associate professor in Teaching & Learning at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Kaa was the director of the Tidewater Writing Project for seven years. 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, Educational biography, Disciplinary literacy
  • 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.