Kate Shively

Kate Shively

Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 308

About Kate Shively

Kate Shively’s career spans across PK-6 and higher education contexts. Her research interests include examining interest-driven learning, the design of learning environments, digital literacy, and teacher preparation. She has presented and published her work nationally and internationally.

Professional Experience

Assistant Professor

Living Learning Community Faculty Advisor
As a faculty advisor for first year students, Dr. Shively facilitates events, presentations, community engagement, and other activities to engage students in a wide variety of professional development and opportunities.

LLC Makerspace Co-Director
In 2016, Dr. Shively collaborated with faculty members to create and pilot an innovative, informal learning studio for first year students interested in Elementary Education as a future career. Currently, she manages volunteers, professional development workshops, service learning, and informal discussions about the field of education – introducing students to the many facets of the profession with the purpose of early engagement in their career choice.


Ph.D., Curriculum Studies

Indiana University, 2015

M.Ed., Secondary Education

Indiana University, 2013

B.S., Elementary Education

Indiana University, 1998

Research and Publications

Shively, K. (2017). Reflections from the Field: Creating an Elementary

Living Learning Makerspace. Learning Communities Research and Practice, 5(1), Article 3.

Shively, K. and Palilonis, J. (2017, May). Teaching pre-service teachers about digital literacy across the curriculum through design thinking. International Congress of Qualitative Research (ICQI), Champaign, IL.

Shively, K. (2017, January). A Case Study of an Elementary Digital Arts Studio. 1st Annual Conference on Academic Research in Education (CARE), Las Vegas, NV. 

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Tchg in the Elem Ed 350 4 0800 - 1045 T R TC, room 228
Adv RDG and LA 350 4 1100 - 1215 T R TC, room 228