Department of Teaching & Learning

Michelle Arnold

NORFOLK, 23529

Dr. Michelle Arnold is an avid learner and educator, serving as a lecturer of elementary methods at Old Dominion University. Dr. Arnold also works with the elementary education (preK-6) master’s program with initial licensure. She holds a PhD and master’s degree from Old Dominion University and a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary. Dr. Arnold is interested in pedagogy that generates interest and engagement among students and the ways diversity influences student interest and engagement. Currently, her research and service center around home literacy practices and creating access to literacy-rich experiences. Prior to joining academia at Old Dominion University, Dr. Arnold was a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and reading specialist serving Title I schools in Virginia.

Ph.D. in Philosophy, Old Dominion University, (2021)

M.S. in Education, Old Dominion University, (2009)

B.A. in , The College of William and Mary, (2006)

Postgraduate Professional License
Sponsoring Organization: VDOE
Date Obtained: 2022-07-01


Elementary Education
Reading Education
Qualitative Research Methods

Research Interests

Home literacy practices