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Dr. Daris McInnis

Assistant Professor

College of Education and Social Work - Literacy


Dr. Daris McInnis teaches classes in reading instruction and college readiness skills. His research interests include family literacy, critical literacy, and early childhood education. Previously, McInnis taught early elementary grades in Washington, D.C. McInnis is a Pat Tillman Scholar and served five years as a commissioned officer on active duty in the U.S. Army. He currently serves on the Middle School Family Literacy Advisory Board at Reading is Fundamental.


  • Literacy
  • Black Children
  • Reading
  • Reading Instruction
  • Early Childhood Education
  • Family Literacy
  • Critical Race Theory in Education
  • Social Justice in Education
  • Science of Reading


  • BBA, Angelo State University
  • M.A.T., Trinity Washington
  • Ed.D., University of Pennsylvania


The Ambitious VET Show, 2022
Black Educator Pipeline Podcast, 2021
Code of Support Podcast, 2021
The Black Doctoral Network, 2021
Beyond the Uniform Podcast, 2021