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.


Julie Ankrum Interviewed on Educational Podcast

Julie Ankrum co-wrote a chapter in the recent book, “Principles of Effective Literacy Instruction,” to describe the types of knowledge needed to develop teacher expertise. She discusses the chapter, “Teachers as Lifelong Learners,” with co-author, Aimee Morewood, in Jake Down’s “Teaching Literacy” podcast.

Nahar, Curriculum and Instruction Doctoral Student, Receives Peace Scholarship.

Lizoon Nahar, a doctoral student of Curriculum and Instruction, has been awarded a Philanthropic Educational Organization International Peace Scholarship of $12,000 for the academic year 2021–22.

Machado and Nahar present on use of Social Media and Web-based Technology to Empower Science Teachers and Students

Crystal Machado and Lizoon Nahar coauthored a chapter on using social media and web based technology to empower science teachers and students at the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership.

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.