Jennifer Gray, PhD

Jennifer Gray, PhD (no photo)

Associate Professor

School of Education

Academic Credentials

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction, 2012, University of Maryland, College Park; M.Ed., Language and Literacy Education, 2003, Harvard Graduate School of Education; B.M., Music Education, 2000, Michigan State University


Dr. Jennifer Gray joined the Marymount faculty in 2011. Prior to coming to Marymount, she taught both undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Maryland, worked as a first and second-grade classroom teacher, served as a K-3 reading specialist with the Chicago Public Schools, was an ESL instructor for both children and adults, served as an adult literacy program coordinator, and worked as a literacy specialist with the Massachusetts Department of Education.

Dr. Gray loves teaching students at all stages of their educational careers and is passionate about preparing future teachers for their work in diverse classrooms and communities. Dr. Gray teaches both undergraduate and graduate reading methods courses in the School of Education at Marymount and also serves as an academic advisor for undergraduate students. In her spare time, she loves singing and playing the violin and viola, reading, baking, doing messy art projects with her kids, and spending time with her family and friends.

Teaching Areas

Literacy Methods; Social Studies Methods; Research Methods

Research Interests

Literacy Instruction in Diverse Classrooms; Teacher Preparation; Multicultural Children’s Literature



Phone: 703-526-6855