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Michelle Navarre Cleary

  • Associate Professor; Associate Dean, Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
  • 312-362-7301
Michelle Navarre Cleary is an Associate Professor and Associate Dean of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at SNL. She received her PhD in Comparative Literature and Theory from Northwestern University and taught reading, literature and writing classes at the Chicago City Colleges before coming to SNL. She has published on adult learners and writing instruction in several journals. She is currently engaged in two collaborative research projects: one on using ePortfolios to promote metacognition and the other on the competency-based education landscape. In addition, she is analyzing her findings from a longitudinal study focused on two questions: How do adult students develop as writers when they return to school? How can the teaching of writing to adult students be improved? To see her publications, visit