Erin Counihan

  • Coordinator of Secondary Education, Lecturer in Education

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  • B.A., Union College (NY) (English)
  • M.A., Columbia University Teachers College (English Education)

Research Spotlight

Recent publications:

Bishop, R. & Counihan, E. (2018). Why “It doesn’t matter how it [your art] looks” isn’t good enough anymore. Voices from the Middle, 26(1).

Bishop, R. & Counihan, E. (2018). Beyond the page – New literacies in the 21st century. Voices from the Middle, 25(4).

Counihan, E. (2020, July 7). “Navigating a Highly Visual World: The Importance of Helping Students Analyze Global Graphic Fiction.” Words without Borders Campus.

Educational Resources for Jason Patterson's "On the Black History of Kent County and Washington College." Kohl Gallery. 2021  


  • NEW! EDU / ENV 115 Environmental Education Field Experience
  • EDU 216, EDU 217 Clinical Field Experiences (Secondary)
  • EDU 251 Principles of Education
  • EDU 307 Literacy in the Content Field
  • EDU 315 Traditional and Modern Grammar
  • EDU 354 / ENG 342 Children’s and Young Adult Literature
  • EDU 401 Principles of Teaching (Secondary)
  • EDU 403 Special Methods of Teaching: English
  • EDU 404, EDU 405 Secondary Teaching Internship

Professional Experience

  • English Teacher, Grades 9-12: Terre Haute, IN | Houston, TX
  • English / Language Arts Teacher, Grades 6-8: New York, NY | Kent County, MD
  • Apple Teacher
  • Google Certified Educator
  • MD State Teacher Education Program Reviewer
  • Maryland State Department of Education Secondary Literacy Course Reviewer
  • Nearpod Certified Educator
  • National Geographic Certified Educator
  • Advanced Placement Literature and Composition certified teacher and exam reader
  • Pre-AP English Teacher Trainer


Departmental Roles

  • Professional Development School (PDS) Liaison - Secondary
  • Advisor - Secondary Education Studies Minor
  • Coordinator - Secondary Education Teacher Certification Program
  • Museum, Field, and Community Education Minor Affiliated Faculty 

Professional Organizations

  • Association of Teacher Educators
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • International Literacy Association
  • State of Maryland International Literacy Association Council (Upper Shore)

Campus Involvement