headshot of Gay Ivey

William E. Moran Distinguished Professor in Literacy

Teacher Education and Higher Education

Email Address: mgivey@uncg.edu

Phone: 336.334.4721


  • Ph.D., Reading Education, University of Georgia
  • M.Ed., Reading Education, University of Virginia
  • B.A., English, College of William and Mary

Research & Publications

Ivey, G., & Johnston, P. (2024). Volitional reading, “disturbing” books, and the transformation of readers. Language and Education. doi.org/10.1080/09500782.2024.2317944

Ivey, G., & Johnston P. H. (2023). Teens choosing to read: Fostering social, emotional, and intellectual development through books. Teachers College Press.

Friddle, K. A., & Ivey, G. (2023). Motivate and engage our youngest writers. The Reading Teacher, 77(3), 300-309.

Ivey, G., & Johnston, P. H. (2017). Emergent adolescence in engaged reading communities. Language Arts, 94(3), 159-169.