Began Doctoral Fellowship: Fall 2009
Program Area & Faculty Mentor: Reading Education, working with Dr. Zhihui Fang.
Primary Research Interests: Adolescent literacy and how students from diverse backgrounds develop their literacy skills in content areas.
Courses Taught at UF: TSL 3520, “ESOL Foundations: Language and Culture in Elementary Classrooms”; RED 3312, “Content Area Literacy” (co-taught with Dr. Fang); RED 5337, “Teaching Reading in Secondary Schools” (co-taught with Dr. Fang).
Recent Conference Paper Presentation: Zhihui Fang, Yang Qi, Julie Bader & Suzanne Coatoam, “Writing a Report: A Study of Preadolescents’ Use of Informational Language.” American Association for Applied Linguistics. Dallas, TX. March 2013.