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Corinne McKamey

Henry Barnard School (HBS) 218
(401) 456-8995


Cornell University, B.S.
Trinity University San Antonio, M.A.T.
Harvard Graduate School of Education, M.Ed.
Harvard Graduate School of Education, Ed.D.
Wellesley College, Wellesley Centers for Women, Postdoctoral Fellowship

Academic Background

I am the Associate Professor of Culture, Communities and Education in the department of Educational Studies and a founding co-director of the Youth Development B.A. program. YDEV@RIC stresses the importance of “leading with youth,” and across all my classes, I try to model this approach with students, faculty and community partners. I am interested in better understanding the perspectives of young people, youth workers, and educators in in after school programs, community centers, and K-12 schools. In pursuing this work, I use a variety of qualitative research techniques including cultural analysis of discourse, narrative analysis, and arts based methods (e.g. photography, collage making). When I lived in Texas, I taught science and interdisciplinary studies to 6th-10th graders at urban schools that specialized in project-based learning. Since moving to the northeast, I have worked as a mentor teacher, youth worker, educational consultant, curriculum developer, and educational researcher.

Courses Taught

EDP 630 Organizational Theory, Leadership, and Policy Analysis
EDP 699 Doctoral Dissertation Research
ELED 437 Teaching Elementary School Science
FYS 100 Snapshots! First Year Seminar
GEND 350 Ants, Games and Gender
SED 406 Instructional Methods, Design, and Technology in Secondary Education
YDEV 300 Introduction to Youth Development
YDEV 352/353 Seminar in Youth Development/Field Experience
YDEV 412/413 Advanced Issues in Youth Development/Internship

Research Interests

Youth Development, Out of School Time, Identity Development, Narrative Research, Qualitative Research, Cultural Analysis of Discourse, STEM Education, Urban Education

Selected Publications

McKamey, C. (2016). Teaching and learning to care for young people in a U.S. undergraduate course. Manuscript submitted for publication.

McKamey, C. (2013). Ensuring success in school is about more than getting A’s: Layered stories. In Education, 19(1).

McKamey, Corinne (2011). Uncovering and managing unconscious ways of "looking": A case study of researching educational care. Psychodynamic Practice 17(4).

McKamey, C. (2011). Restorying 'caring' in education: Students' narratives of caring for and about. Narrative Works.

Charmaraman, L. & McKamey, C. (2011). Urban early adolescent narratives on sexuality: Accidental and intentional influences of family, peers, and the media. Sexuality Research and Social Policy (8), 253-266.

Bernard, R., C. Cervoni, C. Desir, & C. McKamey (2010). "Understanding the 'I' in the academy," in Luttrell, W., ed. Qualitative Research in Education Reader. New York: Routledge.

Porche, M., C. McKamey & P. Wong (2009). Positive Influences of Education and Recruitment on Aspirations of High School Girls to Study Engineering in College. American Society for Engineering Education. Published conference proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Engineering Education, Austin Texas.

Selected Presentations

McKamey, C. (September, 2016). Complexifying youth care work: A study of a U.S. higher education context. Paper presented at the Care and Carers in Education Conference, University of Roehampton, U.K.

Luttrell, W., Restler, V., Fontaine, C. & McKamey, C. (March, 2016). (R. Hertz, Discussant). Making educational carework visible. Symposium presented at the Eastern Sociological Society Annual Meeting Carework Mini-Conference, Boston, MA.

McKamey, C. (April, 2015). Don’t save the laughter until after: A pedagogy of community engagement. Association of Teacher Educators (ATE) Conference, Phoenix AZ.

McKamey, C., Horwitz, J., Burbine, K., Masterson, J. & Richer, B. (April, 2013). Youth work: Perspectives from mid-level leaders. Poster presented at the New England Educational Research Association Conference, Portsmouth, MA.

Grants and Awards

Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
Clinical Practice Fellow, 2015

Rhode Island College Feinstein School of Education and Human Development
Dean's Recognition for Extraordinary and Visionary Effort, 2013 ​​​​

Page last updated: January 30, 2017