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Erin Counihan

Coordinator of Secondary Education, Lecturer in Education
  • B.A., Union College (NY) (English)
  • M.A., Columbia University Teachers College (English Education)
Research Spotlight

Recent publications:

Bishop, R. & Counihan, E. (2018). Why “It doesn’t matter how it [your art] looks” isn’t good enough anymore. Voices from the Middle, 26(1).

Bishop, R. & Counihan, E. (2018). Beyond the page – New literacies in the 21st century. Voices from the Middle, 25(4).

  • NEW! EDU / ENV 194 Environmental Education Field Experience
  • EDU 216, EDU 217 Clinical Field Experiences (Secondary)
  • EDU 251 Principles of Education
  • EDU 307 Literacy in the Content Field
  • EDU 354 / ENG 342 Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • EDU 401 Principles of Teaching (Secondary)
  • EDU 403 Special Methods of Teaching: English
  • EDU 404, EDU 405 Secondary Teaching Internship
Professional Experience
  • English Teacher, Grades 9-12: Terre Haute, IN | Houston, TX
  • English / Language Arts Teacher, Grades 6-8: New York, NY | Kent County, MD
  • MD State Teacher Education Program Reviewer
  • Maryland State Department of Education Secondary Literacy Course Reviewer
  • Nearpod Certified Educator
  • National Geographic Certified Educator
  • Advanced Placement Literature and Composition certified teacher and exam reader
  • Pre-AP English Teacher Trainer


Departmental Roles
  • Professional Development School (PDS) Liaison - Secondary
  • Advisor - Secondary Education Studies Minor
  • Coordinator - Secondary Education Teacher Certification Program


Professional Organizations
  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • International Literacy Association
  • State of Maryland International Literacy Association Council (Upper Shore)


Campus Involvement