Faculty

The Reading and Literacy Education faculty is composed of a dynamic group of scholars with complementary academic and professional backgrounds. As a group, they embrace different theoretical and epistemological orientations and employ diverse methodologies in their scholarly work. They are well known for their work in such areas as early literacy, content area literacy, disciplinary literacy, literacy teacher education, writing, second language literacy, academic language, children’s literature, adolescent literature, and media literacy. They have received international, national, and local recognitions for their teaching, research, and service.

Core Faculty

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Zhihui Fang (Ph.D., Purdue University)
Professor and Head

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Caitlin Gallingane (Ph.D., University of Florida)
Clinical Assistant Professor

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Suzanne Chapman (Ph.D., University of Florida)
Lecturer

Affiliate Faculty

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Maria Coady (Ph.D., University of Colorado)
Associate Professor

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Ester de Jong (Ed.D., Boston University)
Professor

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Danling Fu (Ph.D., University of New Hampshire)
Professor

Candace Harper (Ph.D., Florida State University)
Associate Professor

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Angela Kohnen (Ph.D.,
University of Missouri-St. Louis)
Assistant Professor

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Jane Townsend (Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin)
Associate Professor

Holly Lane (Ph.D., University of Florida)
Associate Professor

David Therriault (Ph.D., University of Illinois)
Associate Professor