Department of Professional Studies in Education

Literacy Center

TheBill and Judy Scheeren Literacy Center provides assessment and instruction for children and adolescents who need assistance with reading and writing. Our services are open to the public.


Machado and Seifert Author Chapter on Enhancing Teachers' Technology and Cross-cultural Competence

Crystal Machado and Tami Seifert presented a coauthored paper, "Using Flipgrid and Facebook to Enhance Pre-Service and Inservice Teachers’ Technology and Cross-cultural Competence," at the International Association for Intercultural Education.

ALS Doctoral Student Interviewed by Association of Student Conduct Administration

Sarah Shupp, an ALS doctoral student, was interviewed for a podcast by the Association of Student Conduct Administration.

Ankrum Publishes on Complex Texts or Leveled Readers

An article written by Julie Ankrum (Department of Professional Studies in Education) was recently published in the Early Childhood Education Journal. “Complex Texts or Leveled Readers for the Primary Grades? Yes and Yes!” describes the current debate about the use of leveled readers during literacy instruction. 

ALS Student Roman-Buday Successfully Defends Dissertation

Milagros “Millie” Roman-Buday, a doctoral student in the Administration and Leadership Studies program, successfully defended her doctoral research study on February 17, 2021.

Machado and Burick Author Chapter on Sophomore Slump

Crystal Machado co-authored a paper, “Working together to understand and mitigate the effects of the sophomore slump: Implications of a phenomenological study,” published in the book “Exploring the Opportunities and Challenges of College Students.”