Dr. Spires, who has been on the NC State faculty since 1986, serves as associate dean of NC State’s College of Education and executive director of the Friday Institute. She is also a Professor of Literacy and Technology in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences. She received her Ph.D. in literacy education with a cognate in English from the University of South Carolina. She served as the founding director of The William and Ida Friday Institute for Educational Innovation from 2002-2006 and served as FI Senior Research Fellow from 2006-2019.She directs the Friday Institute’s New Literacies Collaborative and also led the development of the New Literacies & Global Learning program, including the K-12 Literacy Cohort. Dr. Spires serves as honorary principal of Suzhou North America High School, which she helped create in 2015. Her latest book, published in 2020 by Teachers College Press, is Read, Write, Inquire: Disciplinary Literacy for Grades 6-12. Learn more about Dr. Spires.
New Book from Professor Hiller Spires Guides Teachers Through the Use of Project-Based Inquiry, Disciplinary Literacy
The latest book from Hiller Spires, Ph.D., Alumni Distinguished Graduate Professor and executive director of the Friday Institute, helps teachers build students’ discipline-specific knowledge through project-based inquiry and disciplinary literacy.
Hiller A. Spires Named Executive Director of Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, Associate Dean
Hiller A. Spires, Ph.D., will serve as executive director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, effective Wednesday, Nov. 20.
NSF Grant Will Broaden Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global to Include STEM Learning Through An NC Rural/Urban School Partnership
Hiller Spires and Erin Krupa have been awarded a two-year, $450,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to expand Project Based Inquiry (PBI) Global to address STEM learning.