|Present||Associate Professor of Education, Cedarville University ‐ School of Education|
|Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs, Cedarville University|
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2010 - Present||Member, Delta Kappa Gamma||2009 - Present||Member, Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers||2008 - Present||Member, Literacy Research Association||2007 - Present||Member, Florida Reading Association||2000 - Present||Member, International Reading Association||2000 - Present||Member, National Council of Teachers of English||2004 - 2009||Member, American Educational Research Association|
Honors and Awards
- Academic Service Award, Cedarville University - 2017
- Contemporary Young Adult Literature
- Teaching Reading Through Middle Childhood Literature
- Phonics and the Structure of Language
- Diagnosis and Intervention in Reading
- Reading in the Content Area: AYA
|B.S., Tennessee Temple University|
|Ph.D., University of South Florida|
|M.Ed., University of South Florida|
School of Education
An Examination of the Interaction Between Exemplary Teachers and Struggling Writers Education Faculty Publications (2006)
This study examined the interactions between teachers of writing and struggling writers. There were two main research questions: (1) What is the nature of the interaction between exemplary teachers of writing and struggling writers? (2) ...
Contributions to Books (6)
Refereed Journal Articles (8)
A Case Study of Children's Literacy Development in a Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten Classroom Journal of Research in Childhood Education (2012)
This article describes a year-long study, involving three teachers and 13 children (nine boys and four girls), that examined the impact of instructional practices on student achievement in a voluntary pre-kindergarten (VPK) class. A variety ...
Digital Storytelling: Extending the Potential for Struggling Writers The Reading Teacher (2009)
The article presents information about understanding and using digital technologies in the classroom to enhance the learning process. Some of the new literacies used in the classroom that require understanding include technological or computer literacy, ...