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Studies child language socialization in families and communities, as well as the connection between teaching style and what's appropriate in a specific community. Also studies children's stories -- both told and written. Is a former nursery school teacher.
Conducted and published research on language and literacy development from preschool to adult ages. Was project director for federal Student Literacy Corps at Purdue and conducts research into preschoolers' and elementary children's developing literacy.
Associate dean, School of Education
Has published articles and given presentations on the roles of teachers and students as they work together to facilitate students' understanding of texts and writing of texts.
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Researches emerging literacy and literature-based language arts programs. Is especially interested in how teachers and parents read books with children, how young children "pretend read" familiar books, and how adults organize literacy learning for children.
Research and teaching interests center on early adolescence and sociocultural dimensions of literacy learning. Work focuses on how social roles constrict and enable particular literate practices within and beyond the classroom. Recently received the National Council of Teachers of English Promising Researcher Award.
Examines elementary-level instructional materials to determine the extent to which literacy research has been translated into practice. Is co-author of instructional materials for grades 1-6.
Studies literacy in secondary schools, especially inservice and preservice teachers' beliefs and practices about content area literacy. Research is based on sociocultural, political and cultural aspects of secondary literacy.
Director, Reading Recovery Program
Has studied and written papers about literacy education in elementary and middle schools. Was a teacher and remedial reading specialist in Catholic schools for 11 years. First director of the Indiana Reading Recovery program, which provides special training for teachers who work one-on-one with first-grade pupils who otherwise might not learn to read. On editorial review boards of The Reading Teacher, a journal of the International Reading Association, and "Literacy, Teaching and Learning". Won a national award for research on literacy.
Has conducted research about education of displaced homemakers; technological literacy, including new methods or materials and process development; and graphic communication education.
Has 30 years of industry work experience in the areas of management, human resources and operations. Has special interest in partnerships between business and education and has researched adult literacy problems.
Director, Purdue Writing Lab
Editor, Writing Lab Newsletter
Has published a widely used grammar handbook and a book about one-on-one conferencing with student writers. Developed and directs Purdue's nationally known on-campus and on-line writing lab. Expertise is in developing writing skills and tutoring.<