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Chapman, Suzanne



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School of Teaching and Learning
College of Education
University of Florida
2410 Norman Hall
PO Box 117048
Gaineville, FL 32611

352-273-4224
schapman@coe.ufl.edu

Research Biography

Suzanne C. Chapman, Ph.D. is a Lecturer in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida. She earned her M.Ed. and Ed.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Florida in 2000 and 2005, respectively. Dr. Chapman has eight years of experience in Title 1 education. During her time in Title 1 schools, she worked as a first grade teacher, secondary level intensive reading teacher, and as a reading coach for a K-5 school. In 2011, Dr. Chapman returned to the University of Florida to pursue a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, concentrating on literacy and language instruction. In 2014, she was appointed to the role of Visiting Lecturer at the University of Florida, instructing courses in children’s literature, language arts, content area literacy, reading diagnosis and remediation, reading assessment, and introduction to education. She also worked as an Adjunct Instructor, teaching an undergraduate course on the foundations of reading instruction for the University of Central Florida. Dr. Chapman received her doctorate in 2015 and has since been appointed as a Lecturer at the University of Florida. Her current research focus is on the social, semiotic, and cognitive strategies utilized by disciplinary experts as a tool for informing literacy instruction in secondary content area classrooms.

Degrees

Ph.D. – Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Reading & Literacy Education, University of Florida (2015)

Ed.S. – Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis on Reading & Literacy Education, University of Florida (2005)

M.A. – Elementary Education, University of Florida (2000)

B.A. – Elementary Education, University of Florida (1999)

Key Professional Appointments

Lecturer, University of Florida (2016-present)

Visiting Lecturer, University of Florida (2014-2015)

Selected Publications

Fang, Z. & Chapman, S.C. (2015). Enhancing English language learners’ access to disciplinary texts through close reading practices. In. M. Daniel, & K. Mokhtari (Eds.), Research and Practice that Makes a Difference in English Learners’ Success. : Rowman & Littlefield.

Fang, Z., Eutsler, L., Chapman, S.C., & Qi, Y. (2015). Using eReaders to enhance literacy instruction in the content areas. In T. Rasinski, K. Pytash, & R. Ferdig (Eds.), Technology and Reading. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree.

Lowery, R.L. & Chapman, S.C. (2014). Bullying in children’s literature: Resources for the classroom. The Florida Reading Journal, 50(1), 32-36.

Fang, Z. & Coatoam, S. (2013). Disciplinary Literacy: What you want to know about it. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 56(8), 627-632.

Coatoam, S. (2004). Literacy education for democracy in trying times. Published book review featured in Language Arts, 82(1).