Professor and Coordinator of Literacy Programs, St. John's University

Senior faculty member whose primary responsibilities include coordinating (7) Literacy Programs including the Ph.D. Literacy doctorate, teaching doctoral courses in research, theory, and practice of literacy methodology. Conduct research, mentor doctoral candidates, and lead doctoral seminars. Non-instructional duties include scheduling, course development and accreditation, creating a fully online PhD program in literacy, recruitment, student advisement, scholarship activity, university service, participation in Academic Service Learning projects, committee participation and on-going program evaluations and reviews and mentoring. Was recently nominated for the Literacy Research Association Board of Directors, and recent keynote speaker at the 2016 Literacy Summit held in San Antonio, Texas.

Experience

  • 2015–present
    Professor and Coordinator of Literacy Programs, St. John's University

Education

  • 2007 
    Louisiana State University, PhD
  • 2005 
    Louisiana State University, MEd
  • 2004 
    Louisiana State University, BS

Publications

  • 2014
    Theoretical Models of Learning and Literacy Development, New Book