Office Hours:

  • Fall 2013: TTH 11:30-1pm and by appointment.

Maria Perpetua Liwanag

Assistant Professor

Ella Cline Shear School of Education

South Hall 220A
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454

Dr. Liwanag teaches Reading/Literacy courses at SUNY Geneseo.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., University of Arizona
  • M.Ed., University of the Philippines
  • B.S. Ed. University of the Philippines

Research Interests

Dr. Liwanag’s research interests include miscue and eye movement miscue analysis, critical literacy, technology integration in literacy, children's literature and inquiry learning. Her current research examines how knowledge of eye movement miscue analysis enhances preservice and inservice teachers’ understanding of the reading process.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Kim, K., Liwanag, M., Henderson, V., & Duckett, P. (in press). Critical Dialogues about the Reading Process with In-service Teachers and Children. Networks: An Online Journal for Teacher Research.
  • Costello, M., Liwanag, M., & Dresbach, S. (in press). Just because it’s on Google doesn’t mean it’s free for me to use! Helping students navigate the muddy waters of copyright and fair use. In K. Calkins and C. Kvenild (Eds.), The Embedded Librarians Cookbook: Recipes for Making Long-Term Connections. American Library Association.
  • Dresbach, S., Liwanag, M., & Costello, M. (in press). iMovie, MS PowerPoint, ProShow Producer, oh my! Helping students find the right path to creating meaningful digital projects. In Calkins, K. and Kvenild, C. (Eds.) The Embedded Librarians Cookbook: Recipes for Making Long-Term Connections. American Library Association.
  • Liwanag, M., Yorio, S.,* & Shepard, T.* (2013). Learning to support a first grader’s reading development through miscue analysis: A case for personalizing reading instruction. The International Journal of Literacies, 19 (3), 121-130. (*co-author with student)
  • Liwanag, M., Kim, K., & Duckett, P. (2013). Children revaluing themselves as readers and learners: Critical dialogues in children’s literature exploring identities. WOW Stories: Connections from the Classroom. Volume IV, Issue 6, 4.
  • Liwanag, M., Dresbach, S. & Costello, M. (2012). Collaborations in teaching technology in literacy. Academic Exchange Quarterly. 16 (4). 96-101.
  • Liwanag, M. & Dresbach, S. (2012). Reading multimodally: Designing and developing multimedia literacy projects through an understanding of eye movement miscue analysis (EMMA). Journal of Interactive Technology and Pedagogy. Issue 1, Spring 2012.
  • Liwanag, M. & Kim, K. (2011). Pre-service teachers as kidwatchers: Learning to observe and document how children read. Talking Points. 22 (2), 15-21.
  • Liwanag, M. (2010). Reading patterns in the eye movement miscue analysis of adult bilingual readers. In L. Gómez Chova,, D. Marti Belenguer, & I. Candel Torres (Eds.) International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation Proceedings (pp. 2178-2183). Valencia, Spain: IATED.


  • National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Whole Language Umbrella (WLU)
  • Center for Expansion of Language and Thinking (CELT)
  • International Reading Association (IRA)
  • Association for Childhood Education International (ACEI)
  • Eye Movement Miscue Analysis (