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Carolyn Groff, PhD

Department Chair

Associate Professor

Elementary Education

PhD, Literacy and Language, Rutgers Graduate School of Education

BA, Mount Holyoke, Hadley Massachusetts

Office: McAllan Hall, Room 212

Phone: 732-263-5411



Carolyn Groff holds a BA, cum laude, from Mount Holyoke College, where she won the Robert P. Sibley Prize in English Composition, and a PhD in Literacy and Language Education from Rutgers University, where she was the recipient of the Edward Fry Endowed Fellowship. She teaches both undergraduate and graduate students, and coordinates the ACEI Elementary Education program for CAEP (NCATE) accreditation. Dr. Groff is the past chair and co-chair of the Steven A. Stahl Research Grant Committee for the International Reading Association. She speaks nationally on the topic of fluency instruction and has co-authored research on the same topic. She also is involved in partnership work between Monmouth University’s School of Education and local school districts. Prior to coming to New Jersey, she taught literacy to an under-served population in a Title I school in rural Virginia.


Scholarly Articles:

Groff, C. (2017). High-quality trade books and content areas: Planning accordingly for rich instruction. In Judith Bazler and Meta Van Sickle (Eds.), Cases on STEAM Education in Practice , pp.38-52. Hershey, PA: IGI Global.