Kimberly McDavid Schmidt

Clinical Associate Professor

  • Faculty

What I do

Kimberly McDavid Schmidt is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Teaching and Learning Sciences in the Morgridge College of Education where she teaches literacy and culturally and linguistically diverse learner courses and focuses on the integration of culturally responsive literacy practices in courses and classrooms in schools.

Professional Biography

Kimberly McDavid Schmidt is currently the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Education lead in Curriculum and Instruction and developed both the endorsement and certificate offered in Curriculum and Instruction. She teaches literacy methods courses and recently aligned the literacy course with the science of teaching requirements with the Colorado Department of Eduation. Currently, she provides professional development at the intersection of culturally and linguistically diverse education and gifted education that meets the English Learner professional pathway requirements for the state. Her research is centered on culturally responsive teaching practices in both literacy and culturally and linguistically diverse education as well as children's literature.


  • Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction- Literacy Studies, University of Colorado Boulder, 2016
  • MA, Curriculum and Instruction, University of Colorado Denver, 1998
  • BA, Early Childhood and Elementary Education, Drake University, 1994

Licensure / Accreditations

  • Elementary Professional Teaching License

Professional Affiliations

  • American Education Research Association
  • Literacy Research Association


Kimberly McDavid Schmidt conducts qualitative and multimodal research focused on sociocultural, multiliteracies, and embodied literacy perspectives. She situates her research in classrooms with a focus on culturally responsive literacy practices.

Featured Publications

Schmidt, K. M., & Beucher, R. (2020). Affective Intensities: Emotion, Race, Gender, and the Push and Pull of Bodies. English Teaching: Practice and Critique/ Emerald Insight.


Schmidt, K. (2017). Collaborative composing contexts: Supports and challenges. Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. Tampa: Literacy Research Association.
Schmidt, K. (2017). Critical readings, discussions, and multimodal responses to literature: Unity, loss, and courage. . Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. Tampa: Literacy Research Association.


  • 2018 Shelby Wolf AERA Literature SIG Award for Outstanding Dissertation in Literature, AERA Literature Sig