Rachel Karchmer-Klein, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Literacy Education
134B Willard Hall
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716

Rachel Karchmer-Klein is an associate professor of literacy education and educational technology at the University of Delaware. She earned her PhD in Reading Education at Syracuse University in 1999 and began her university career at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA the same year. In 2003, Dr. Karchmer-Klein joined the faculty at the University of Delaware where her research has focused on the relationship between Internet technologies and reading and writing, with particular emphasis on the practical implications of technology use in K-12 education. Most recently, using multiliteracies theory as a framework, she conducted studies examining the multimodal nature of digital environments. Dr. Karchmer-Klein’s research has been published in literacy and educational technology journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, Reading Research and Instruction, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, Journal of Computing in Teacher Education, Research in the Schools, The Reading Teacher, Journal of Educational Computing Research, and Action in Teacher Education. In 2013, Dr. Karchmer-Klein received two grants supporting her research of iPad use in education. One grant examines the influence of mobile applications on fourth-graders’ literacy development. The second grant examines the implementation of mobile applications in a preservice teacher course on differentiating instruction.