Dan Reynolds



Dan Reynolds is an Associate Professor of English and Literacy Education at John Carroll University. His primary research focuses on understanding how responsive scaffolding can support high school students’ comprehension of complex texts. A second line of research focuses on understanding preservice teacher development, especially in literacy. Dr. Reynolds's research and teaching encourage teacher candidates to develop human relationships as an integral part of literacy learning, and challenge candidates to become intimately acquainted with their students’ knowledge, cultures, and identities. To provide candidates with these opportunities, Dr. Reynolds also works to develop sustainable school partnerships around the Cleveland area, with the support of the JCU Center for Service and Social Action. In all this work, Dr. Reynolds draws on his experience as a high school English teacher through ACE 13 at Redemptorist Hight School in Baton Rouge, LA and as an English teacher and administrator alongside numerous ACErs at San Juan Diego Catholic High School in Austin, TX. He received his PhD in Language, Literacy, and Culture from Vanderbilt University in 2017, and his work has been published in Reading Research Quarterly, AERA Open, Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, and Voices from the Middle.


Ph.D., Teaching & Learning with specialization in Language, Literacy & Culture, Vanderbilt University

M.Ed., Education, University of Notre Dame

B.A., English, University of Notre Dame

Dan Reynolds, Ph.D. - Coyle Fellow