Joy Dangora Erickson is an Assistant Professor of Education. She is a former elementary generalist, reading specialist, and literacy coach. Joy has supported educational research and/or early childhood programming at the UNH Community Literacy Center, the Center for Applied Special Technology, and the Seacoast Science Center. Her research focuses on early reading motivation and education for citizenship. Joy is the Vice President of the North Eastern Philosophy of Education Society.
University of New Hampshire
Doctor of Philosophy in Curriculum and Instruction
Master of Science in Education: Literacy and Language
Bachelor of Arts in Education: Elementary Education
Awards and Accomplishments
2018 Literacy Research Association (LRA) Student Outstanding Research Award
2018 University of New Hampshire (UNH) Dissertation Year Fellowship Award (campus-wide award)
2018 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Division C Graduate Student Seminar Scholar
2017 New England Philosophy of Education Society Graduate Paper Award
Joy continues to examine young children's motivation specific to the reading intervention(s) they are enrolled in. She aims to elicit what children understand to be the benefits and/or costs of their intervention involvement as a means of adapting intervention programming to better support their reading motivation within and outside of these programs.
Erickson, J.D., Condie, C., & Wharton-McDonald, R. (2020). Harnessing the power of young children’s perceptions to support motivation. The Reading Teacher, 73(6).
Erickson, J. D. (2019). Primary students’ emic views of reading intervention: A qualitative case study of motivation. Literacy Research: Theory, Method, and Practice, 68(1).
Erickson, J. D. & Thompson, W. C. (2019). Preschool as a wellspring for democracy: Endorsing traits of reasonableness in early childhood education. Democracy & Education, 27(1).