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Tierney Hinman

Tierney Hinman, Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor, Reading Education

Phone: 334-844-4471
Campus Mail: 5040 Haley Center
Office Location: 5076 Haley Center
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Academic Areas

Reading Education

Short Bio

Dr. Tierney Hinman is an assistant professor in the Reading Education Program in the Department of Curriculum and Teaching. Her research focuses on supporting preservice and practicing teachers to design equitable literacy instruction, particularly for culturally and linguistically diverse adolescents. One strand of this research uses self-study as a methodology for examining teacher educators’ practices in supporting preservice teachers’ implementation of equitable literacy instruction. A second strand examines how teachers take up critical disciplinary literacy as an approach to literacy instruction in the content areas. Dr. Hinman teaches courses, particularly those targeting adolescent literacy instruction, across the Reading Education Program.

Professional & Educational Experience

Dr. Hinman received her B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Northern Colorado in 2005, her M.Ed. in K-12 Reading Education from the University of Florida in 2006, and her Ph.D. in Educational Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2020. Dr. Hinman has been a faculty member at Auburn University since 2020. Prior to moving to higher education, Dr. Hinman served as a high school literacy teacher (grades 9-12) in Citrus County, Florida from 2006 to 2013 and in Brunswick County, North Carolina from 2013 to 2014.

Research Interests

  • Culturally and linguistically sustaining literacy instruction

  • Teacher identity and positionality

  • Critical disciplinary literacy

  • Self-study of teacher education practices