Faculty profile

Sharon Kane



231 Wilber Hall
Sharon Kane head shot


Areas of scholarship include young adult literature and content area literacy.


Selected Publications

  • Kane, S. (in press).  Literacy & Learning in the Content Areas: Enhancing Knowledge in the Disciplines, 4th Edition. New York: Routledge.
  • Harrell, M., & Kane, S. (in press). The thing about grieving: Intellectual and emotional work in Ali Benjamin’s The Thing about Jellyfish. In Falter, M., & Bickmore, S. (Eds.). Thirteen Reasons Why and Other Books where People Die. New York: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Kane, S., & Kane, C.  (2017). Ada Lovelace: Enchantress of General Math.  In Greathouse, P., Kaywell, J., & Eisenbach, B. (Eds.). Adolescent Literature as a Complement to the Content Areas: Science and Math. New York: Rowman & Littlefield, 99-114.
  • Kane, S., & Kane, P. (2016). Team Literature meets Team Rugby: Passion squared. SIGNAL Journal, XXXIX(2), 51-58.
  • Kane, S. (2015). Dating Ben Franklin: Investigating the Early Years of Classic Authors and Historical Figures. English Journal, March.
  • Kane, S. (2008). Integrating Literature in the Content Areas. Scottsdale, AZ: Holcomb Hathaway.


Selected Presentations

  • Kane, S. (2017). Transmedia Storytelling: Transforming Today’s Literature into a New Tomorrow through the Arts. NCTE, St. Louis, November 19.
  • Kane, S. (2017). Literary Characters Who Demonstrate Compassion and Critical Consciousness Can Mentor Readers. CEE, Columbus, OH, June.
  • LSU Young Adult Literature Conference, June 2015
  • NCTE, November 2014

Awards and honors

Oswego Writing Institute Award, 2013
Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching


Ph.D., English Education, Syracuse University
MS, Reading Education, SUNY Oswego
BA, English, LeMoyne College