Kevin Cordi

Columbus Area Writing Project Co-Director, OSU, and Assistant Professor in the College of Education, Ohio Dominican University
Faculty Affiliates

One major area of expertise and research is how narrative is used to promote teaching and learning. He believes every student has a new story to tell and creating narrative spaces allows children and young adults to have a voice in the classroom. He also specializes in using process drama with children. Both narrative and inquiry-based dramatic learning have been his subjects of scholarship.

He holds a BA in Communication Comprehensive from Kent State University and an MA in Storytelling and Education from the University of Akron, with adjoining work from East Tennessee State University. He has a doctorate in drama, literacy, culture, and reading (focus: storytelling and story making in education) from the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University.

He currently holds a chairperson position with the International Reading Association, is board member of the National Council of Teachers of English Special Interest Group (Storytelling and Story Reading) and Story Consultant for the National Storytelling Network. He loves to spend time with his wife Barbara. He enjoys traveling to see both this country and the world, enjoys reading for pleasure and scholarship, and diving into graphic novels.

Areas of Expertise
  • Interactive Narrative
  • Narrative in Teaching and Learning
  • Narrative, Storytelling, and Story Making
  • BA, Kent State University
  • MA, The University of Akron
  • PhD, The Ohio State University