UMass Boston


Patricia Paugh

Curriculum & Instruction
Grad Prog Dir/Professor
Wheatley Hall Floor 02


Patricia Paugh is a professor in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Massachusetts Boston, where she teaches literacy methods courses and is graduate program director for elementary education. Pat’s scholarship is centered on issues of critical and disciplinary literacy in early childhood and elementary education primarily through collaborative research with teachers in urban classrooms.

Professional Publications & Contributions


Selected Articles

Selected Book Chapters

Grant Funded Projects

  1. National Science Foundation, Project Grant (2017 – 2021), Title: Integrating science content and engineering thinking in the elementary classroom, Co-Investigator 
    Total Amount: $1,127,305.  
  2. National Science Foundation, Basic Research Grant (2013-2018), Title: Collaborative research: Multimedia engineering notebook tools to support engineering discourse in urban elementary classrooms, PI and Co-Investigator Amount: $262, 806 
  3. UMASS Boston partnership with Boston Public Schools on MA Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Partnership Grant. Topic: Professional development for BPS teachers in science literacy. January through June 2010. Amount: $25,000
  4. University of Massachusetts Boston Curriculum & Instruction Departmental-Level Funding 
    Award for Faculty Scholarship Activity (2007-2008), Title: Exploring literacy development for Science and History content with urban school partners
    Amount: $1200
  5. Massachusetts Board of Higher Education Teacher Quality Grant Program (2005 - 2008),
    Title: Developing embedded professional practices for meeting the literacy needs of English Language Learners, Project Director (PI)
    Amount: $270,000 
  6. Healey Endowment Grant (2004). University of Massachusetts Amherst, Title: Creating instructional practices inclusive of the needs of struggling students within the general literacy curriculum: An investigation of a sociocultural theoretical model by academic and school-based research partners
    Amount: $10,000