Associate Professor and Chair
|Ph.D.||Reading||University at Albany|
|M.Ed.||Elementary and early childhood education with a reading concentration||University of Illinois — UC|
Prior to my graduate study at the University at Albany and teaching at Saint Rose, I was a classroom teacher in preschool, kindergarten, first grade, third grade, and fourth grade.
I teach courses about early childhood and early childhood literacy, and one of my many joys is seeing my students in action as they read, write, and learn with young children.
I have recently taught the following courses:
ECE 230: Foundations of Early Childhood Education
SEE 360: Literacy and Literature for Young Children
SEE 362: Literacy in the Primary Grades
ELE 515: Early Literacy Development in the Classroom
ECE 530: Foundations of Early Childhood Education
ECE 536: Language and Literacy Development Birth to Kindergarten
In my research, I examine the intersections of literature, literacy instruction, and standards in education. In a 2016 publication titled, “Content, Disciplinary, and Critical Literacies in the C3 and Common Core,” colleagues and I explored how social studies teachers can meet the standards for social studies and English language arts in meaningful ways that promote literacy and social justice.