Teaching Areas: Literacy
Research Interest: Literacy and technology in education
Interdisciplinary Ph.D., University of Missouri-Kansas City, 2003
MA. in reading, University of Missouri-Kansas City, 1994
B.A. in English/Secondary Education, University of Iowa, 1994
“Measuring Inquiry in Teacher Education,” Studies in Learning, Evaluation, Innovation and Development
“Sister to Sister: Becoming Literate in Relation,” Language and Literacy
“Discovering a Community of Practice Online,” Canadian Journal of Learning and Technology
Current Scholarly Projects
Wikis: A Collaborative Tool for Building Foundational Knowledge in Literacy Terminology
A Comparative Study of two Supplemental Reading Programs: Accelerated Reader and Reading Express
“MP3 Players and Fluency,” Seventh International Conference on Technology, Knowledge and Society. Balboa, Spain. March 25-27, 2011
“Written Reflection Strategies: A Comparative Research Study of two Frameworks for Promoting Varying Levels of Thinking and Pedagogical Inquiry at the Onset of a Teacher Education Program,” 55th IRA Convention. Chicago, Ill. April 25-28, 2010
“Teacher Development: Written Reflective Discourse to Process Research-based Texts,” Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading special interest session affiliated with IRA. Minneapolis, Minn. May 7, 2009
“Assessment, Power and the Construction of the Young “At-Risk” Reader: DIBELS and Situated “Truths” about Reading and Readers,” American Educational Research Association annual meeting. San Diego, Calif. April 13-17, 2009.
“Written Discourse as a Vehicle to Promote Reflective Thinking Strategies: Building a Framework to Improve Learning and Assessment for Teacher Candidates,” Association of Teacher Educators annual meeting. Dallas, Texas. February 2009.
“Wikis: A Think, Pair, Share Tool for the Classroom,” TCEA Area III and UHV Educational Technology Mini-Conference. Victoria, Texas. Nov. 13, 2009.