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1 Claudia J. McVicker, PH. D. Associate Professor 2013 Comprehensive Vita I. EDUCATION Degree University Major Date Doctor of Philosophy Kansas State University Curriculum 2002 And Instruction Masters in Education Fort Hays State University Elementary 1989 Education Bachelor of Science Kansas State University Elementary 1973 Education II. PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Associate Professor MidAmerica Nazarene University Olathe, KS 2009-Present Associate Professor Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Edwardsville, IL Assistant Professor Ball State University Muncie, IN Graduate Teaching Assistant Elementary Education Kansas State University Manhattan, KS English Instructor (adjunct) Cloud County Community College Junction City, KS Social Sciences Instructor Garden City Community College Garden City, KS Elementary Education Instructor Fort Hays State University Hays, KS Classroom Teacher, Grades PreK USD #457 Garden City, KS 1

2 Lollipop Preschool Ness City, KS Classroom Teacher, Grade Kelso Unified School District Kelso, WA III. TEACHING A. Undergraduate Courses Prepped/Taught: 1. Elementary Methods of Reading Instruction 2. Elementary Methods of Children s Literature 3. Elementary Methods of Assessment and Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties & Tutoring Practicum 4. Applied Arts for Teachers 5. Emergent Literacy (face-to-face & online) 6. Human Growth & Development: Cognitive, Social & Physical Domains (faceto-face, mediated ITV, & online) 7. Children s Literature for Early Childhood 8. Creative Experiences for the Preschool Child 9. Child Guidance for Early Childhood 10. Early Childhood Practicum 11. Reading Methods for Elementary School 12. Corrective Reading & Struggling Reader Practicum 13. Language Arts for Elementary School 14. Children s Literature 15. Reading & Language Arts for Elementary School (4 hour course) 16. Analysis & Correction of Reading Difficulties & Practicum 17. Philosophy of Education 18. Foundations of Education 19. Student Teacher Supervision & Seminars 20. Travel Abroad to Liverpool England for Pre-service Teachers to study the British Literacy Hour in the Nursery & Junior Schools, includes literacy content and practicum embedded in British schools as mini-student teaching experience. This is a partnership I have established with Hope University and their liaison, Paul Cowell. This model leaves the tuition with the parent university in U.S. and fees are paid to Hope for a classroom for teaching on their campus, dorm room & board, technology, and school placements. B. Graduate Courses Prepped/Taught: 1. Theory & Practice in Literacy (face-to-face & online) 2. Psychology and Development of Reading 3. History of Reading 4. Advanced Children s Literature 5. Advanced Study of Emergent Literacy (face-to-face & online) 6. Elementary & Middle Level Reading Methods 7. Literacy for the Linguistically Diverse Learner 8. Issues & Trends in Literacy 9. Literacy Across the Curriculum 2

3 10. Literacy Research Design 11. Action Research I & II 12. Content Area Reading IV. RESEARCH, PUBLICATION, AND SCHOLARLY PRODUCTIVITY A. Publications (*indicates refereed) International *McVicker, C. (2013). Reader Response and the Preschool Child: A Continuum of Response birth to 5-years-old. United Kingdom Literacy Association Conference Proceedings. *McVicker, C. (2011). Universal response to literature! Spontaneous response of birth to five-year-old children as a precursor for comprehension. European Conference on Reading Conference Proceedings Papers (In French). *McVicker, C. (2010). Using comic strips to improve reading comprehension. Irish Reading Conference Proceedings Papers. *McVicker, C. (2007). Where Literacy Thrives: An Intercontinental Comparison study of the Literacy Hour using two schools in U.S. & U.K. 15 th European Reading Conference Proceedings, Berlin, Germany. National *McVicker, C. (2007). Young readers respond: The Importance of child participation in emerging literacy. Young Children, 62(3) *McVicker, C. (2007). Comics as a text structure for learning to read. Reading Teacher, 61(1), *McVicker, C. (2006). Supporting Pre-service Teachers Professional Perceptions of Formal vs. Informal Environments for the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Correction of Reading Difficulties. College Reading Association Yearbook. *McVicker, C. (2004). Museums inspire reading through real world experiences. Journal of Museum Education, 29, McVicker, C. (2004). Using museum settings to test student skills and teach reading: A unique program at Minnetrista Cultural center. Museum Education Roundtable, Spring/Summer. State *McVicker, C. (2009). Inquiring Illinois Teachers Want to Know: Action Research Questions from the Field! Illinois State Reading Journal, Jan/Feb Winter. McVicker, C., & Thatcher, K. (2005). Literacy into therapy. First Steps Indiana Quarterly. Indianapolis, IN: First Steps of Indiana. *McVicker, C. (2004). Camp-Read-and-Write-A-Lot. Indiana Reading Journal, Fall/Winter. *McVicker, C. (2001). A literacy vignette. Kansas Journal of Reading. Publications of Limited Distribution McVicker, C. (1999,March). Children will love you for reading. Garden City Telegram, Garden City, KS. McVicker, C. (1999, March). Repetition helps kids remember. Garden City Telegram, Garden City, KS. McVicker, C. (1999, March). Reading, learning with a child is a time of closeness. Garden City Telegram, Garden City, KS. McVicker, C. (1999, March). ჼEnvironmental reading spurs kids. Garden City Telegram, Garden City, KS. 3

4 McVicker, C. (1999, April).ჼPreschool children can learn how to write by pretending. Garden City Telegram, Garden City, KS. McVicker, C. (1986, May). Teaching, a journey of the heart. Garden City Telegram, Garden City, KS. B. Presentations (*indicates refereed) International *McVicker, C. (2013, September). ipads Books, and Edmodo: A Study of Response to Literature in an elearning Book Club. Reading Association of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland. (Canceled presentation due to no support for travel from university.) *McVicker, C. (2013, July). Reader Response and the Preschool Child: A Continuum of Response birth to 5-years-old. United Kingdom Literacy Association 49 th Annual Conference. Liverpool, England. *McVicker, C. (2012). Reader Response and the Preschool Child: A Birth- 5- year-old s Continuum of Early Comprehension of Text. Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. San Diego, California. *McVicker, C., & Hosta. D. (2012, May). The Art of Reading and Writing: A Workshop for the Recursive Nature of Reading and Writing. International Reading Association s Conference. Chicago, Illinois. *McVicker, C. (2011, August). The Importance of Young Children s Universal Responses to Literature: Spontaneous Responses of Birth to 5-year-olds Underpin the Development of Reading Comprehension. International Reading Association s 17 th European Conference on Reading Literacy and Diversity. Mons, Belgium. *McVicker, C., & Hosta, D. (2010, May). Summer Reading Assessment and Corrrection of Reading Difficulties: Camp Read-and-Write-a-Lot. International Reading Association s Annual Conference. Orlando, FL. *McVicker, C. (2010, July). The universality of young children s spontaneous response to literature. World Congress on Reading, Auckland, New Zealand. *McVicker, C. (2009, September). New literacy landscapes: The Psychology of using visual literacy to improve comprehension. Irish Reading Association Conference, Dublin, Ireland. *McVicker, C. (2009, May). Reader response, kids, and access to books: Preparing young children to comprehend text using response-based materials and the newest children s literature. International Reading Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. *McVicker, C. (2008, September). New literacy landscapes: The Psychology of using comic strips to improve comprehension. Irish Reading Association Reading Conference, Dublin, Ireland. *McVicker, C. (2007, August). Where Literacy Thrives: An Intercontinental Comparison Study of the Literacy Hour using Two Schools in U.S. & U.K. Paper presented at the 15 th European Conference on Reading, Berlin, Germany. *McVicker, C. (2007, May). How in the world to British children learn to read? The Literacy Hour! Paper presented at the ACEI Association for Childhood Education International Conference & Exhibition, Tampa, FL. *McVicker, C., & Popplewell, S. (2006, Dec). The impact of immersion literacy 4

5 studies: When Europe becomes the classroom. Research paper accepted by the ETEN (European Teacher Education Network), Amsterdam, Netherlands. *McVicker, C., & Popplewell, S. (2006, May). How in the world do British children learn to read? The literacy hour! Research paper presented to the International Reading Association International Conference, Chicago, IL. *McVicker, C. (2005, October). Visual Literacy: Learning to read with Professor Garfield.com. Paper presentation at the International Visual Literacy Conference within the Educational Technology Association Conference, Orlando, FL. *McVicker, C. (2005, July). Chasing Bees: Children s Literature, A doorway to the Outdoors. Research poster presentation at the United Kingdom International Reading Association Annual Meeting, Bath, England. *McVicker, C. (2004, May). Project Wild about Reading and Writing. Paper presented at the Project WILD International Coordinators Conference and Business meeting and Department of Natural Resources State Environmental Education Directors, Bloomington, IN. National *McVicker, C. (2010). The advent of response to literature: A continuum of spontaneous response. NCTE Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA. *McVicker, C. (2009). Books, babies, and response to literature: A checklist of early response. National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington, D. C. *McVicker, C. (2009). Chasing bees: Children s literature as a doorway through the garden gate! American Horticultural Society s 17 th Annual National Children & Youth Garden Symposium, Cleveland, OH. *McVicker, C. (2009, May). Reader response, kids, and access to books: Preparing young children to comprehend text using response-based materials and the newest children s literature. International Reading Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, MN. *McVicker, C., & Popplewell, S. (2007, Feb). The Impact of Immersion Experience on Pre-Service Teachers: When Europe Becomes the Classroom. Research paper presented for by ATE Association of Teacher Educators annual conference, San Diego, CA. *McVicker, C. (2007, March). Chasing bees: best literacy practices for phonemic awareness and assessment in an outdoor setting (Missouri Botanical Gardens). Research results for the National Coalition for Campus Children s Centers, St. Louis, MO. *McVicker, C. (2006, November). For the love of a butterfly: Taking emerging literacy assessment outdoors! Research results presented at the yearly conference of NAEYC, Atlanta, GA. *McVicker, C., & Thatcher, K. (2005, December). Literacy and the special needs child. Research results presented at the yearly conference of NAEYC, Washington, D.C. *McVicker, C. (2005, November). Visual literacy and comics: Professor Garfield.com. College Reading Association, Savannah, GA. *McVicker, C. (2005, April). Best practices for the personal literacy development 5

6 of special needs children. Paper presented at the National Conference on Family Literacy, Louisville, KY. *Miels, J., Clark, P., Ford, K., McVicker, C., Salsbury, D., Schoenfeldt, M., Stroud, J., & Tancock, S. (2005, January). Comprehensive curriculum reform in elementary education: Engaging stakeholders, measuring and documenting outcomes, integrating technology, and monitoring quality. Workshop symposium presented for American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, Washington, DC. *McVicker, C. (2005, February). Courage for Teaching in Informal Settings. Paper presented at the College Reading Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. *McVicker, C. (2004, November). Supporting Pre-service Teachers Professional Perceptions of Formal vs. Informal Environments for the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Correction of Reading Difficulties. Paper presented at College Reading Association Conference, Del Ray, FL. *McVicker, C. (2004, October). Supporting Pre-service Teachers Professional Perceptions of Formal vs. Informal Environments for the Assessment, Diagnosis, and Correction of Reading Difficulties. Paper presented at the College Reading Association Conference, Del Ray, FL. *McVicker, C. (2004, July). Camp-Read-and-Write-A-Lot: The Assessment and Correction of Reading Difficulties in an Informal Setting. Paper presented at National Summer Institute of the Whole Language Umbrella, St. Louis, MO. *McVicker, C. (2004, August). Inspiring courage in preservice teachers. Paper presented at the Association of Teacher Educators Summer Conference, Boston, MA. Regional *McVicker, C. (2005). Best literacy practices for special needs children. Paper presented at the Midwest Regional Conference of National Association for the Education of the Young Child, Minneapolis, MN. State *McVicker, C. (2010, October). Creative Response to Literature for Enhancing Comprehension! Kansas Reading Association State Conference, Junction City, KS. *McVicker, C. (2007, March). Your Passport to Great Britain s National Curriculum: The Literacy Hour. Paper presented for the IRC Illinois Reading Council, Springfield, IL. *McVicker, C. & Thatcher, K. (2005). The personal literacy development of special needs preschool children. Research paper presented at Indiana Association for Education of the Young Child, Indianapolis, IN. Local McVicker, C. (2007, March). Chasing Bees: Children s Literature as a Doorway to the Outdoors. Paper presented at the St. Clair County Teachers Institute, Bellville, IL. McVicker, C. (2007, March). Making Spring Books. Paper presented at the St. Clair County Teachers Institute, Bellville, IL. McVicker, C. (2007, March). Readers Theater for One. Paper presented at the St. Clair County Teachers Institute, Bellville, IL. McVicker, C. (2005, October). Providing special needs children access to 6

7 literacy: Literacy into therapy. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Ball State University Early Childhood Conference, Muncie, IN. McVicker, C. (2005, January). The Hubble, the sun, moon, & stars through children s literature. Position paper presented at Minnetrista Science Spectrum, Muncie, IN. *McVicker, C. (2004, October). Teaching Phonemic Awareness in the Outdoor Setting. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Ball State University Early Childhood Conference, Muncie, IN. *Gaddie, T. & McVicker, C. (2004, October). What Daddies CAN Do! Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Ball State University Early Childhood Conference, Muncie, IN. *McVicker, C. (2004, August). Chasing Bees: Children s Literature, A doorway to the Outdoors. Keynote address at the Indiana Department of Natural Resources State Workshop for teachers. *McVicker, C. (2004, March). Literacy boxes: Reader Response and the Preschool Child. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children, Indianapolis, IN. *McVicker, C. (2004, March). Camp-Read-and-Write-a-Lot: A New Corrective Reading Model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana State Reading Association, Indianapolis, IN. *McVicker, C. (2004, February). Camp-Read-and-Write-a-Lot: Corrective Reading Strategies in a Museum Setting. Paper presented at the annual conference on literacy of the Colorado Council of the International Reading Association, Denver, CO. *McVicker, C. (2003, December). Jazzy Literacy Boxes: Reader Response for the Young Child. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Louisiana State Reading Association, New Orleans, LA. McVicker, C. (2003, November). Camp-Read-and-Write-A-Lot at Minnetrista. Paper presented at the annual Ball State University Reading Conference, Muncie, IN. McVicker, C. (2003, October). Reader Response in a Museum Setting: Using the Environment and Real Artifacts for Extending Response to Literature with Preschool Children. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Ball State University Early Childhood Conference, Muncie, IN. *McVicker, C. (2003, March). Literacy Boxes for Comprehension and Reader Response. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana State Reading Association, Indianapolis, IN. *McVicker, C. (2003, March). Harry Potter and Strategies for Teaching Indiana Standards for Reading and Comprehension. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Indiana State Reading Association, Indianapolis, IN. C. Grants 2011 JABEZ MERIT AWARD for Excellent Scholarly Work (To be used for travel to European Conference on Reading and my personal children s book collection for teaching undergraduates) 2011 MacGuyver Award for The Art of Reading for the Kansas City Urban Youth Center (Reading Tutoring Practicum Project MacGuyver Award for Teacher Book Club Pending Spencer Foundation International Research Grant for Phase III 7

8 The Liverpool Project Suspended due to no study abroad trip. Graduate & Research School s Research Seed Grant-Internal SIUE for Phase II of The Liverpool Project P.I. Claudia McVicker, Ph.D. New Professor Research Grant-Internal SIUE for Reader Response and the Preschool Child at Center for Little Scholars 4-Year-Olds & 3- Year-Olds in East St. Louis, IL Indiana Speech-Language-Hearing Association Grant D. Professional growth 2013 Moodle II Trainings; Keynote (MAC Store) 2012 Moodle Gradebook Training; ipad Training (MNU); ipad Training (MAC Store); icloud Training (MAC Store); ilife (MAC Store); Pages (MAC Store); 2011 White Board Use & Software Training; Clickers; Type with Me ; Adobe Connect Pro Moodle Training: 1. Level 2 Reinforcement; 2. Moodle Grader 3. Moodle Podcasting; Scholarly Writing Workshop-Sessions I-V; Reading & Discussion group of The Soul of A Christian University - All five sessions (15 hrs.) Constructivism Heekap Lee; Your Discipline Matters to Christ: Teaching with a Christian Worldview by Dr. Daryl McCarthy; SoTL-Powerpoint Rubrics for Evaluating Presentations by Students; Presenting at Faculty Tea Poster Exhibition 2009 Extensive MAC Training: imovie-documentary Movie Teaching on itunes U Adobe Connect Pro training-online synchronous teaching 2008 MAC Training: Podcasting & Garageband for teaching on itunes U 2007 Metropolitan St. Louis Grants Conference Research Day 1 & 2 Banner Technology Training Blackboard Test Administration Student Entitlement Behaviors & What to Do About Them Self-Service Banner 2006 Good Science, Good Writing 2005 rgrade-online Rubric Grading Professor Website Development Cooperating Teachers Training Student Teacher Supervision Training 2004 Project Learning TREE Grantsmanship Business Fellows Mentoring Alpha-Beta Seminar Documenting the Scholarship of Teaching National Staff Development Council s Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA. 8

9 Dreamweaver I Advanced Dreamweaver Dreamweaver II Green for Green Workshop Blackboard Ibook E. Scholarly Productivity: Current: ipads, Books, & Edmodo: A Third Grade Study of Response to Literature in an elearning Book Club (under analysis and in replication with a multiage group of students in an urban catchment) Current: Literacy Perspectives of Graduate Studies in Education M. Ed. Reading degree program in an Elementary Education Program (Pre & Posttest TORP data) Current: Literacy Perspectives of Undergraduate Teacher Education in an Elementary Education Program (Pre & Posttest TORP data) MNU Summer Literacy Institutes (Planned, Prepared, & Presented along with author). The Liverpool Project: An intercontinental comparison of literacy practices in UK & US schools. (P.I. of 5 phase study currently halted---not allowed to complete study abroad trip by MidAmerica Nazarene University) First Friday Book Club: Reader response, Facebook groups, and alliteracy of young adults (data collection begins in March, 2009). Reader response & the Preschool Child A research study of 6 mos.,1, 2, 3, & 4-year-old children at East St. Louis Head Start Discovery Center for Young Scholars & KCPL Kansas City, MO. (Currently writing paper for RRQ & presenting at IRA, May, 2009) Madeline, a unique case study of response to literature birth 3 years (Data currently being collected on this longitudinal study). The Theoretical Orientation Changes in Graduate Students in a Reading Specialist Program (Current on-going data collection before & after the course Theoretical Perspectives of Reading Instruction )-Survey instrument: TORP. Final 10 semester longitudinal data collection on miscue analyses of EDRDG 430 students at Minnetrista-Under analysis & writing of data at this time. Research and collaboration with Dr. Karen Thatcher in Department of Speech Pathology and First Steps of Indiana. Study entitled: The Literacy perceptions of Parents of Special Needs Children. Completed and under review. Business Fellows Project with the Professor Garfield Foundation entitled Professor Garfield-completed and manuscript accepted by Reading Teacher Mentoring student teacher/business fellow and her cooperating teacher at Storer with a Junior Business Fellows Project in conjunction with the Professor Garfield website-resulted in data 9

10 collection on pre-service teacher learning how to design and collect data for conducting Action Research Development and composition of125 page set of curriculum modules for PAWS, Inc. titled: Garfield s Grammar Shoppe (This curriculum includes Pre- & Post-testing with direct instruction and independent practice for grammar skills for Indiana 3 rd grade standards). May or not be used with web site. I have no information on its status at this time. Invited to participate in roundtable discussions with museum educators after Journal of Museum Education s literacy-themed edition with my article was published (2004, October), Chicago, IL. Assisted PAWS & PGF with reading content for website games called Reading Ring & G-Cubed. Additionally, composed a response booklet for children 3 rd 7 4 th grade age to collect feedback to PAWS about the new website. This is a writing exercise based on state writing standards. V. SERVICE A. Committees and Service Committees MNU Graduate Studies in Education Coordinator Committee NCATE Writing Team (wrote Standard 3) Department and School of Education Director of MNU Summer Literacy Institute Proposal Writing for MED: Reading degree SIUE University Faculty Senate Sub-Committees: Parking Policies & Appeals Committee College of Education Election Committee Excellence in Teaching Awards Judge/Reviewer 2007 Special Education Search Committee-Literacy Faculty Curriculum & Instruction Library Liaison Chair Search Committee Ball State University Events Programming & Scheduling Committee Financial & Budgeting Affairs Committee Student Advisory Council Writing Competency Reader & Grader Department of Elementary Education Search & Screen Committee Curriculum Committee Advanced Graduate Studies (Fall, 2005 for Dr. Schoenfeldt) Service Chairman, Search & Screen Secretary, Curriculum Committee 10

11 Advising MED Reading Coordinator & Advisor to: Audra Bross 2011 Carrie Skorupan 2011 Diane Gier 2011 Jennie Setili 2011 Joni Baron 2011 Veronica Prieto 2011 Ball State Honors College Advisor to: Jonnie Welbourn 2005 Tamme Lee 2004 Tricia Dickman 2004 Candace Breen 2004 April Irizarry 2004 Brittany Bohnke 2003 Graduate Assistant Mentor to: Jon Vallano Kathryn Taylor 2005 Co-Director EDEL-O 2005 Liverpool 2005 Travel Abroad Academic Advisor Kappa Delta 2005 C. Professional service activities National Growing Good Kids Book Awards Selection Committee, ATE-Global Pre-Service Immersion Committee ATE service committee- Communications Committee International Reading Association Subcommittee on Media Awards, Reviewer for Psychology in the Schools: Communication Disorders in the School: Perspectives on Academic & Social Success. Growing Good Kids Book Awards Selection Committee, ATE-Global Pre-Service Immersion Committee ATE service committee- Communications Committee International Reading Association Subcommittee on Media Awards, Reviewer for Volume 45 of the journal Reading Research and Instruction, College Reading Association, 2006 Reviewer for ATE, Spring & Summer, Reading, Research, and Instruction Editorial Board (CRA), 2005 State Illinois Reading Council-university professor liaison for Lewis & Clark Council State Board of Education Task Force ISTAR Assessment First Steps of Indiana Visiting Committee Member Indiana State Reading Association Family Literacy Committee Local Keynote Speaker at Lewis & Clark Council s Yearly Banquet on the British Literacy Hour. Kappa Delta Pi s Reading is Fun. (2007).Taught 4 literacy lessons to classes at North Elementary School, Alton, IL. 11

12 Co-Chair Muncie Schools Young Author s Conference Muncie Area Reading Council Ball State University Liaison D. Consultancies McVicker, C, (2012 October). 6+1 Trait Writing Introduction for Heritage Christian School. McVicker, C, (2011, May- 2011, September). 6+1 Trait Writing Introduction for Olathe Christian School. McVicker, C. (2011, January). Fluency Strategies for the Turner Instructional Fair. McVicker, C. (2007, August). Textbook reviewer for Literacy in the Intermediate Grades: Best Practices for a Comprehensive Program by Nancy Lee Cecil & Joan P. Gipe. McVicker, C. (2006, November). Textbook reviewer for Vacca & Vacca s Reading and Learning to Read. Allyn & Bacon. McVicker, C. (2006, February). One trait at a time. 6-Trait Writing consultancy at Frankton, Elementary School. McVicker, C. & Thatcher, K. (2005, April). Literacy into therapy. First Steps of Indiana Director and Provider Training in Muncie, IN. McVicker, C. (2005, January). Book editor/reviewer for Pearson/Merrill Prentice Hall text Teaching Children to Read: Putting the Pieces Together, 4 th edition by Reutzel/Cooter. McVicker, C. (2004, November). Introduction to 6-Trait Writing for Eastwood Elementary School, New Castle, IN. McVicker, C. (2004, October). Introduction to 6-Trait Writing for Wilbur Wright Elementary School, New Castle, IN. D. Community Service Kansas City Urban Youth Center Board of Directors Kansas State University Alumni Association National Board of Directors Kansas City Public Library Reading tutor (Plaza Branch) Minnetrista Volunteer (various events and projects) Muncie Children s Museum Education Volunteer for ABC Read to Me! VI. OTHER A. Professional memberships National Association for the Education of Young Children Literacy Research Association International Reading Association Kansas Reading Association Reading Association of Ireland National Council of Teachers of English B. Honors a. Crystal Apple Award-USD 457 & Garden City KS Community b. Carpe Diem Teaching Award-FHSU c. Sigma Phi Epsilon Outstanding Professor-Ball State University d. SIUE Meridian Research Award e. PI Lambda Theta (Gamma Chi Chapter) f. Jabez Merit Award for Scholarly Work 12