Dr. Kristi Bruce Amatucci


Dr. Kristi Bruce Amatucci

Professor of Literacy Education, Secondary Education Interim Department Chair

Office W-3127
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Mobile phone 678.516.5498
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Dr. Kristi Amatucci has been at Georgia Gwinnett College since 2010. She currently teaches EDUC 3650A, Instructional Methods in Secondary Classrooms, and ELAN 3500, Literacies & Literature for Adolescent Readers, for the School of Education. Before completing her Ph.D., Amatucci was a high school literature and composition teacher for six years in Athens, Ga. She is a lifelong reader and writer.

Amatucci has presented her work at regional, national and international conferences. She has published in English Education, English Teaching: Practice and Critique, Qualitative Inquiry, the International Review of Qualitative Research, and Cultural Studies<=>Critical Methodologies.

Amatucci also enjoys travel, movies, music and yoga.


  • Doctorate – language and literacy education – University of Georgia
  • Master’s – English education – University of Georgia
  • Bachelor’s – comparative literature – University of Georgia

Academic Interests

  • Reading and writing pedagogies
  • Digital literacies
  • Teacher education
  • Qualitative methodologies


  • Distinguished Qualitative Dissertation Award (2011), The International Center for Qualitative Inquiry
  • Genelle Morain Award for Outstanding Doctoral Teaching (2010), Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia
  • Teacher Consultant, Red Clay Writing Project