Dr. Julie Carbaugh

Assistant Professor of Education


  • Ph.D., Language and Literacy Education, University of Georgia
  • M.Ed., Elementary Reading and Literacy, Walden University
  • B.S., Early Childhood Education, Brenau University

Subject Areas Taught at Brenau

  • Integrating Fine Arts Across the Curriculum
  • Foundations and Cultural Issues for Teaching ESOL
  • Children’s Literature & Teaching Language Arts
  • Issues in Reading

Areas of Expertise

  • Children’s Literature
  • Early/Elementary Literacy
  • Reading Teacher Education
  • Literacy Teacher Preparation
  • Writing and Writing Pedagogy
  • Teacher Education
  • Qualitative Research

Research Interests

  • Children’s Literature
  • Reading Engagement
  • Multimodality and Picture Books
  • Multimodal Responses to Literature
  • Literacy Teacher Preparation
  • Teacher Education

Awards and Accolades

Teaching Awards

  • Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence in Teaching Award (Nominee)-2021
  • Top teaching award for graduate students at UGA
  • Center for Teaching and Learning Outstanding Teaching Award-2020
  • University-wide recognition awarded to Top 10% of Outstanding Teaching Assistants at UGA

Student-Nominated Awards

  • University of Georgia Career Center-2019
  • Recognition for Assistance to Career Development of UGA Students

Academic Affiliations and Leadership Positions held

  • International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • CL/R SIG
  • Literacy Research Association (LRA)
  • National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Children’s Literature Assembly (CLA)
  • United States Board on Books for Young People (USBBY)
  • International Research Society for Children’s Literature (IRSCL)
  • American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
  • Kappa Delta Pi

What are three words that best describe your teaching philosophy?

Constructivist, Reflective, Pragmatic

Favorite Quote

“Life itself is the most wonderful fairy tale.” -Hans Christian Andersen