Ellen Adams, Ph.D.

Ellen Adams 

Department:  Teaching and Inclusive Learning
Rank, Program: 
Assistant Professor, Childhood Education

Contact info:     
Email[email protected]                                                        
: 518.244.2054
Office: Education 203

Degree Information:

  • B.A., Elementary Education, State University of New York at Fredonia
  • M.S., Special Education, Russell Sage College
  • Ph.D., Literacy Education, State University of New York at Albany

A Descriptive Study of Second Graders' Conversations About Books

Professional Education Certifications:
Elementary Education, Special Education and Literacy

Courses Taught:

  • EDU 309   Reading and Language Arts Methods
  • EDU 319   Advanced Reading and Language Arts Methods
  • EDU 523   Teaching the Humanities
  • RWL 594   Teacher as Researcher


  • Professional Development Schools
  • Family Engagement
  • Teacher as Researcher


  • Thirty years of public school experience (Mechanicville Elementary School)
  • Awarded IRA Dana Fietelson Award. (2004) as a secondary author of the article Learning to be Literate: A Comparison of Five Early Childhood Programs published in Educational Psychology
  • Awarded the 2010 Wellness Award at Sage Colleges
  • Conducts annual workshops on Matching Books to Readers and Preparing for School Interviews


  • Advisor of Class of 2014 (Purple Cows)
  • Advisor of STAR– Student Tutors Acting Responsibly
  • Faculty Affairs Committee
  • Appeals Committee (Occupational Therapy Department)
  • Employees Benefits Committee
  • Wellness Committee – Sage Colleges
  • Project Kids – Mechanicville Public Schools


  • School #16 Elementary School – Troy, New York
  • International Reading Association
  • New York State Reading Association
  • On the Same Page - Parents and Schools as Partners


Enjoys her family and grandchildren, going to Barnes and Noble , taking walks, reading and all Sage students