About

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





Dr. Karchmer-Klein teaches courses in literacy and educational technology at the undergraduate, graduate and doctoral level at the University of Delaware.  A former elementary classroom teacher and reading specialist, she earned her PhD in Reading Education at Syracuse University in 1999 and began her university career at Virginia Commonwealth University that same year. 

Dr. Karchmer-Klein joined the faculty at UD in 2003, where her research has focused on the relationships between internet technologies and reading and writing, with particular emphasis on the practical implications of technology use in K-12 education. Her work has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Journal of Research on Technology in Education, and Computers and Education. She currently serves as an elected member of the Board of Directors for the International Literacy Association and as the Publications Chair for the Literacy Research Association. Additionally, she provides professional development in the areas of iPad integration, multimodal composition, and digital navigation to teachers in and around Delaware and Pennsylvania.

Dr. Karchmer-Klein taught her first online course in 2003 and has continued to design hybrid and 100% online courses ever since.  She serves as the coordinator of the M.Ed. in Teacher Leadership program and also teaches two courses: EDUC 777: Fostering Technology-Based Collaboration and EDUC 768: Coaching Teachers.