Doctoral Candidate, University of Pennsylvania
Professor McInnis earned his M.A.T. in Early Childhood Education at Trinity University and is a 4th year doctoral candidate in the Reading/Writing/Literacy program at the University of Pennsylvania. He began his teaching career as an early elementary classroom teacher in Washington, D.C., and taught courses as an adjunct professor in the Literacy department at West Chester University. Prior to joining WCU, Professor McInnis taught graduate level education courses at Penn GSE, served as the Summer Learning Curriculum Specialist with the Free Library of Philadelphia, and was a Learning Instructor at Weingarten Learning Resources Center. His research interests include family literacy, summer learning, early childhood education, and Black children’s literacy development. Professor McInnis is also a Pat Tillman Scholar and U.S. Army veteran with 5 years of active-duty service.