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Ohio Wesleyan University
61 S. Sandusky St.
Delaware, OH 43015

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Dr. Amy McClure

Contact Information

Office: Phillips 214
Phone: 740-368-3562
E-mail: aamcclur@owu.edu

  • Recipient of the Bishop Herbert Welch Meritorious Teaching Award
  • Rodefer Professor of Education
  • Director, Early Childhood Program
  • Director, University Honors Program
  • Curriculum Vitae


  • B.A. History, Ohio Wesleyan University
  • M.A.T. Elementary Education, Emory University
  • M.A. Reading & Children’s Literature, Ohio State University
  • Ph.D. Children’s Literature, Curriculum & Administration, The Ohio State University


Dr. McClure was a recipient of the Bishop Herbert Welch Meritorious Teaching Award and has been honored as an Outstanding English Educator by the Ohio Teachers of English Language Arts. She is especially interested in reading, children’s literature (particularly poetry and historical fiction), excellence in elementary teaching and special education. She was chosen the Outstanding Young Researcher in the country by the National Council of Teachers of English and has presented papers at numerous national meetings of professional organizations. Dr. McClure has published six books including two textbooks on teaching children’s literature. Her other publications include numerous articles and book chapters on using literature in the teaching of reading. She is the past president of the Children’s Literature Assembly, Children’s Literature Board of the International Reading Association, and the Ohio International Reading Association.


  • EDUC 252: Children’s Literature and Teaching Reading
  • Early Literacy
  • Fantasy in Children’s Literature (honors tutorial)
  • Supervise student teachers

Professional Memberships

  • Children’s Literature Assembly, Past President & Board Member
  • Children’s Literature SIG of the International Reading Association, Past-President and Board Member
  • Ohio Council of the International Reading Association, Past-President
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE): Chair, Excellence in Poetry Committee; Chair, Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts Committee
  • Notable Books for a Global Society Selection Committee
  • National Conference on Research in English and Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking (member by invitation only)
  • The Literacy Connection, Board Member
  • American Education Research Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Chair, Hans Christian Andersen International Medal Award Committee


  • 1998 Herbert Welch Meritorious Teaching Award
  • 1986 National Promising Young Researcher, NCTE
  • 1986 Dissertation of the Year, KDP Honor Society
  • Martha Holden Jennings Award for Classroom Teaching
  • Outstanding Young Career Woman
  • Robert K. Marshall Award (Outstanding campus service by faculty)

Professional Interests

  • Reading
  • Children’s Literature

Personal Interests

  • Hiking
  • Reading
  • Travel

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