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Tarryn Mcghie, Ph.D.

Department(s): Online Education
Office: MAB-1 110-10
Mail Code: 5027
Phone: 702-895-4560
Fax: 702-895-0637
Email: tarryn.mcghie@unlv.edu


Dr. Tarryn McGhie is an instructional designer in the Office of Online Education. He employs a multicultural approach to the design of online courses in order to provide similar experiences as those in a face-to-face course so students are prepared to meet the challenges of an ever-growing digital world.

Dr. McGhie earned his Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in cultural studies, international education, and multicultural education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. His research is focused on improving the academic trajectory of children and families from high needs communities through the examination of race, class, and literacy development in relation to the School-to-Prison Pipeline. Additionally, his research focuses on teacher-student interactions that lead to conflict in Pk-12 schools.


Ph.D. Curriculum and Instruction, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

M.S. Educational Psychology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

B.A. Psychology, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University

Recent Courses Taught

  • CIL 684 - Multicultural Literature
  • CIG 661 - Special Topics in Multicultural Education: School-to-Prison Pipeline,
  • CIG 662 - Theory and Research in Multicultural Education
  • EDRL 401 - Children’s Literature Elementary School Curriculum
  • EDU 280 - Valuing Cultural Diversity
  • EPY 702 - Research Methods
  • EPY 721 - Intro to Descriptive and Inferential Statistics
  • EPY 707 - Adolescent Development

Current Research Projects

  • Dismantling the School-to-Prison Pipeline
  • Exploring the use of dialogue in online courses
  • Literacy skill and academic trajectory
  • Curricula impact on identity development