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
Writer’s workshop within the context of an Islamic school. In Whitmore, K. and Meyer, R. (Eds.) Reclaiming Early Childhood Literacies. Routledge
“Reading fluency for the iGeneration: A longitudinal analysis of the impact of MP3 use and teacher experience.” American Journal of Educational Research.
“Communities of Practice: Implementing Writer's Workshop in an Islamic Private School Setting in the U.S.” Whole Language Umbrella, Pasadena, CA, 2015.
“Reclaiming Early Childhood Literacies: Narratives of Hope, Power and Vision.” National Council for Teachers of English. Minneapolis, MN, November, 2015.
“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.