Kristin  Conradi Smith

Associate Professor

Office: 3111
Phone: (757) 221-6212
Email: [[keconradi]]
Website: {{,W&M Personal Website}}
Area of Expertise: Reading Motivation, Assessment, Texts, Struggling Readers


Kristin Conradi Smith is an assistant professor of reading education at William & Mary. She has taught both pre-service and in-service teachers, on various literacy topics, for over a decade at W&M, NC State, and the University of Virginia (where she completed her master's and doctoral degrees in Reading Education). In addition to two co-edited books, she has published over 15 articles on topics such as struggling readers, complex texts, and motivation. Kristin also serves on three editorial review boards and was recently invited to join the International Literacy Association's Assessment Task Force (2018-2020).

Kristin's teaching experiences are varied. She has taught kindergarten, second, and fourth grades in Camden, New Jersey and Richmond, Virginia. She also worked as a Title I Reading Coach for grades K-3 in Camden and as a summer school literacy teacher at the middle school level in Charlottesville, Virginia. Additionally, she brings extensive clinical reading experiences, having most recently directed the NC State Reading Clinic from 2011-2015.

Ph.D. in Reading Education, University of Virginia, 2011
M.Ed. in Reading Education, University of Virginia, 2007
B.A. in Linguistics, College of William & Mary, 1999