Michelle McAnuff-Gumbs

Michelle McAnuff-Gumbs

Associate Professor of Literacy and Graduate Literacy Program Co-Chair


Ph. D.Reading and Language ArtsOhio University
M.A.Applied Linguistics/ TESOLOhio University
B.A.Literatures in EnglishUniversity of the West Indies, Monda
Dip. Ed.English and HistorySam Sharpe Teachers’ College/University of the West Indies

Professional Experience

2016 – Present: Associate Professor, The College of Saint Rose

2009 – 2015: Assistant Professor, The College of Saint Rose

2006 – 2008: Reading Specialist, George Hicks Campus

1996 – 2005: Bethlehem Moravian College

1992 – 1993: Teacher of English, Cedric Titus Secondary


Teaching Interests

Diversity and Equity in Literacy Education

Research in Literacy

Literacy Coaching/Leadership

Literacy Theories to Practice

Literacy Foundations and Curriculum

Literacy Materials

Research/Creative Works

McAnuff Gumbs, M. (2020, Fall, In Press).  A multiple case study of the diversity-richness of seven early literacy classrooms in Upstate New York. Journal of Negro Education, 89(4), page range not yet available.


McAnuff Gumbs, M. (2019, in press).  Chapter 2: Designing writing instruction with students in mind. In V. Simpson & S. Robinson (eds.), Teaching Writing by Design. Barbados: University of the West Indies Press.


Malisa, M., & McAnuff Gumbs, M. (2015). Ubuntu is utopia: The individual and community in African philosophy. In C. Ellis & C. Jones (Eds.), The individual and utopia. Surrey, England: Ashgate Publishing Inc.


McAnuff Gumbs, M. (2013, September – December). Training Caribbean literacy professionals online: Challenges and possibilities. Caribbean Quarterly, 59(3 & 4) 52-75.


McAnuff Gumbs, M., & Malisa, M. (2013). Educator’s evaluation of the quality of the literacy environment in Caribbean classrooms. Caribbean Curriculum, 20, 115-159.


McAnuff Gumbs, M. (2013, February). Using literacy theory and tools of technology to guide teachers in delivering culturally responsive instruction: An online urban teacher-training example. In V.C. Bryan and V. C. X. Wang, Technology use and research approaches for community education and professional development. IGI Global Publishing: Hershey, PA.


McAnuff Gumbs, M., & Verbeck, K. (2013). Toward a model of multi-level professional learning communities to guide the training and practice of literacy coaches. In Cases on online learning communities and beyond: Investigations and applications. Hershey, PA: IGI Global Pub.


McAnuff Gumbs, M., & Verbeck, K. (2012). A Caribbean-based model of literacy leadership. Caribbean Curriculum, 19, 197-241.


McAnuff Gumbs, M. (2011, Spring). “Virtually there”: Making online training ‘real’ for Caribbean literacy coaches – what governments can do. MERLOT Journal of Online Teaching and Learning, 7(1), 134-146.