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Guy Trainin


Ph.D., 2002, University of California-Riverside
M.A., 1999, University of California-Riverside
B.A., 1994, Tel Aviv University

Dr. Trainin's research focuses on the intersection of literacy development, teacher education and literacy integration with technology and the arts. He has served as the external evaluator for Nebraska Reading First Grant for six years, as well as for two Arts Education Model Development and Dissemination grants focusing on Arts and Literacy in Elementary classrooms. He teaches pre-service literacy classes as well as graduate courses in field research methods, technology integration and in literacy research.

Most recently, Dr. Trainin has been studying 21st century learning in schools in Nebraska and China with a specific focus on mobile devices and creativity. He has published several research articles and books and maintains extensive digital authorship including more than 200 videos and more than 200 blog posts. Dr. Trainin is co-founder and a past director of the KDS Reading Center and the past coordinator of the Elementary Education Program Coordinator at the Department of Teaching, Learning and Teacher Education.

Find Dr. Trainin online:
@gtrainin on G+, Pinterest and LinkedIn 
@tgite on Twitter

Research and Evaluation in Literacy and Technology documents at the Digital Commons

Areas of Expertise:

    Literacy Integration

Professional Highlights

Honors and Recognition
2012, Donald R. and Mary Lee Swanson Award for Excellence in Teaching1998-1999 Justin Lei Felowship, University of California-Riverside1996, Magna Cum Laude, Tel Aviv University1993, Distinguished Undergraduate Student, Tel Aviv University
2018-2021, Department Chairperson2015-Present, Professor2015-2018, Graduate Chair2008-2015, Associate Professor2008-2013, Elementary Education Coordiinator2002-2008, Assistant Professor2000, Associate, Practicum in Child Development The Exceptional Child1999, Teaching Assistant, University of California-Riverside 1996-1998, Ankori High School
American Educational Research AssociationAmerican Psychological AssociationLiteracy Research AssociationInternational Reading AssociationAmerican Evaluation AssociationAssociation for Supervision and Curriculum Development National Council of Teachers of EnglishNebraska State Reading AssociationNebraska Educational Technology Association