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Reading Research Area:

Complex cognitive process of decoding symbols in order to construct or derive meaning (reading comprehension); It is a means of language acquisition, of communication, and of sharing information and ideas

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Shea Kerkhoff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Kerkhoff utilizes mixed methods to investigate critical, digital, and global literacies. For her dissertation study, she was named an International Literacy Association Outstanding Dissertation Finalist. Her work has been published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, and Reading Research Quarterly. She taught high school English for seven years, including North Carolina and District of Columbia Public Schools. In 2018 she was named a Longview Foundation Global Teacher Educator fellow. 
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Gwendolyn Y. Turner, Ed.D.
Professor Emeritus

Professor Turner received her Ed.D. and M.Ed. from the University of Arkansas and her BA from Arkansas State University. She has served as a Social Studies Teacher, Reading and Communications Specialist, Adult Educator, Educational Consultant and Teacher Educator. She has served as a board member of the College Reading Assocation, English Language Learning Center, Scholarship Foundation, and MO Partners of the Americas. She is a member of the National Conference for Research in Literacy, the International Reading Association, International Council on Education for Teaching, Phi Kappa Phi, and Phi Delta Kappa. Dr. Turner has served as a visiting Professor in South Africa, Brazil, and Bolivia and is keenly interested ...
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Nermin Vehabovic, Ph.D.
Post Doctoral Fellow