Bromley teaches in the Graduate School of Binghamton University

The Journal of College Reading and Learning (JCRL) named Karen Bromley, a SUNY Distinguished Teaching Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Binghamton University, the recipient of the 2011 Article of the Year award.

 JCRL, published in fall and spring, is a national, peer-reviewed forum for the theory, research and policy related to reading improvement and learning assistance at the two-and four-year college level. It publishes reports of original research and articles linking theory, research or policy to practice.

Bromley earned her award for her article, “Picture a World Without Pens, Pencils, and Paper: The Unanticipated Future of Reading and Writing,” published in late 2011. The article includes a brief history of reading and writing, and explores how digital text has quietly evolved and threatens to take over traditional notions of literacy. It goes on to suggest that speech will ultimately emerge as a dominant way of communicating.

Bromley is a noted expert in the fields of reading and literacy. She earned a master's in education from SUNY Potsdam and a doctorate in early childhood/elementary education and reading from the University of Maryland. Her current research focuses on the relationship between reading and writing, and classroom literacy assessment and instruction. 

Bromley holds a New York State Reading Association's Reading Educator Award and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching.