: possessing an ability to think clearly and to understand at depths beyond what is obvious or simplistic
: highly developed; strong, sensitive, acute, adept, adroit
: excited about and interested in something
Our mission of broadening and deepening the literacy skills, habits, and dispositions of all readers is well-served by this little word.
Launched in 2015, KeenReading.org is a research dissemination and application effort for years of academic and practical work by Dr. Matt Thomas at the University of Central Missouri, focused on reviving and advancing a construct called "reading maturity," measured by The Reading Maturity Survey, a simple free tool for literacy self-assessment and goal-setting. There have been several influential scholars and teachers over the past half century who have shaped and advanced this effort; these are chronicled in the 2013 overview article linked here. For a TV interview by a local PBS show, providing a pretty good overview of the effort, please click here.
Ph.D., Interdisciplinary, with Education as coordinating discipline and Urban Leadership and Policy Studies in Education as co-discipline, University of Missouri Kansas City
M.A., Education, Pepperdine University
B.A., English with California Teaching Credential, The Master's College
Please click here to read more of Matt's bio.
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M.B.A., Marketing, University of Central Missouri
B.S.B.A., Marketing, University of Central Missouri