Bryan Gillis Ph.D. is a Professor of English Education and Literacy in the Department of Secondary and Middle Grades Education (SMGE) at Kennesaw State University. He teaches methods of writing and reading, classroom management, and foundations of education courses for preservice teachers and also serves as the Undergraduate Field Experience Coordinator for Middle Grades Education in the Bagwell College.
Bryan is the editor of ALAN Picks, a monthly online young adult literature book review page for The Assembly on Literature for Adolescents at NCTE (ALAN)- http://www.alan-ya.org/ and is a past a board member for ALAN. He has previously served as the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for SMGE and was the executive director of the KSU Conference on Literature for Children and Young Adults for ten years.
Bryan has authored two books, Chris Crutcher: A Stotan for Young Adults (with Dr. Pam Cole) and Sexual Content in Young Adult Literature: Reading between the Sheets. He is currently working on his first novel. Bryan's academic publications have appeared in English Journal, Teacher Education Quarterly, Voices from the Middle, The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The ALAN Review, and Signal Journal.