After several years as residential full-time faculty at Liberty University and two years as the Headmaster of Tennessee Temple Academy in Chattanooga, TN, Dr. Pearson is now back with Liberty, working off site in north Georgia, as part of its full-time distance education faculty. After several years in K-12 teaching, both in Christian and public schools, Dr. Pearson served for more than thirty-two years at Tennessee Temple University. While there she taught and then served as the Dean of the School of Education and for more than eight years she was the Vice President for Academic Services. Dr. Pearson serves as the Secretary/Treasurer for the Commission for Accreditation of the Transnational Association of Christian Colleges and Schools. For many years Dr. Pearson has spoken at Christian school conventions throughout the East. Her educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in English from Tennessee Temple University in 1967, a Master of Science in Education from Illinois State University in 1970, and a Doctor of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee in 1990. Originally from Wheelersburg, Ohio, Dr. Pearson moved at the age of 10, with her family to Chattanooga, TN, for her father to attend Tennessee Temple University. While teaching at TTU, she met her husband, Ted, who is from Tuscaloosa, AL. He served as the manager of the printing ministry at TTU for more than 20 years, then was in business for himself, and now works for Alegra Printing in Chattanooga. The Pearsons have two sons. Mark is a clinical systems analyst at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga. He and his wife, Sarah, have the Pearson’s two grandchildren, four-year old Micaiah and 2-year-old Cherith Brooke (two reasons for moving back to Chattanooga). Their younger son, Jay, is in manager training at Enterprise Car Rentals and his wife, Katrina, is an accountant for Cardinal Health. They reside in Largo, FL, close to St. Petersburg.
The Comparison of the Effects of Three Prereading Advance Organizers on the Literal Comprehension of Fifth-Grade Social Studies Materials, Faculty Dissertations (1990)
The goal of this investigation was to determine if one of three prereading advance organizers:...