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Caprino, Kathryn

Caprino picClinical Assistant Professor
School of Teaching and Learning
College of Education
University of Florida
2413 Norman Hall
PO Box 117048
Gainesville FL 32611

Research Biography

Kathryn Caprino’s research is focused on English education, adolescent literacy, the teaching of writing, children’s and young adult literature, and technology integration in the secondary English classroom. Her qualitative dissertation focused on helping middle school English teachers consider the connections between new literacies practices and critical literacy. Kathryn Caprino teaches courses in children’s literature and English education methods and supervises secondary English teachers.


B.A. English University of Virginia 2004

M.A. Education College of William and Mary 2005

M.A. English Old Dominion University 2010

Ph.D. Education University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2015

Key Professional Appointments

Clinical Assistant Professor University of Florida, 2015–present

Activities and Honors

Future Faculty Fellowship Program, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014

Outstanding Poster Award, Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education Conference, 2013


McDiarmid, G. M., & Caprino, K. (2014). Lessons from the Teachers for a New Era Project: A Report to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Selected Publications


Barnes, M., & Caprino, K. (2016). Analyzing service-learning reflections through Fink’s taxonomy. Teaching in Higher Education.

Bissonnette, J., & Caprino, K. (2015). A look at ineffective and effective professional development:  Moving toward action research. Mid-Atlantic Education Review.


Caprino, K. (2015). First year teachers don’t do happy hour. University of Virginia’s HOOSNETWORK.

Caprino, K. (2015). Stay sane and assess your students’ writing. The International Reading Association’s Literacy Daily

Caprino, K. (2014). The why and how of writing groups. The International Reading Association’s Reading Today Online.

Caprino, K. (2014). Tips for collaboration at NCTE. Conference on English Education – Graduate Student Newsletter.

Minshew, L., Caprino, K., Anderson, J., Justice, J. & Bolick, C. (2014). Teacher Efficacy in 1:1 Tablet Integration. In M. Searson & M. Ochoa (Eds.), Proceedings of Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference 2014 (pp. 1681-1686). Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).

Morrison, S., & Caprino, K. (2013). Letter from the Editorial Board. High School Journal, 97(1), 1-2.