Read Oregon: An Oregon Collaborative for Improvement of K-12 Literacy

formerly known as CREADE
Collaborative Reading Education And Distance Education

ReadOregon Faculty,  2012-2013
All ReadOregon faculty are reading/literacy faculty at one of the five universities in the consortium.


Dr. Aimee Alexander-Shea
Eastern Oregon University   
Assistant Professor, College of Education. (BA and M.Ed., University of Florida; Ph.D., University of South Florida.)
    ED 560: Foundations for Literacy Learning (2 cr)
    ED 562: Literacy in the Elementary Grades (3 cr)
    ED 564: Literature in Literacy Programs (2 cr)
    READ 531: Teaching Struggling Adolescent Readers (3 cr)

Dr. Kathy Austin
Oregon State University
Adjunct Professor, College of Education. Talented and gifted specialist. Six years K-12 teaching. Certified reading specialist. (BA, Portland State University; MS. Ed., Western Oregon University; Ph.D., Oregon State University)
    TCE 599: Reading for Gifted Learners, K-12 (3 cr)

Dr. Amy Belcastro
Southern Oregon University
Assistant Professor, College of Education. (BA, University of California, Santa Cruz; MA, California State University, Sacramento. PhD, University of California, Davis)
    READ 533: Language and Literacy in Content Areas (3 cr)
    READ 590: Children's Literature: preK-5 (3 cr)

Dr. E. Ruth Davenport
Eastern Oregon University
Professor, College of Education. Literacy consultant and teacher for 18 years. Miscue analysis expert and textbook author. (BS, MS, SW Missouri State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri)
    ED 584: Miscue Analysis (3 cr)
    ED 586: Comprehension Strategies (3 cr)

Catherine Doherty
Portland State University
(BS, State University of New York at Geneseo; MA, Lewis & Clark College, Oregon)
    READ 531: Teaching the Struggling Adolescent Reader (3 cr)

Dr. Allen Evans
Eastern Oregon University
Associate Professor, College of Education. (Ed.D., Washington State University.)
    READ 595: Multicultural Literature: pK-12 (1 cr)

Dr. Karyn Gomez
Eastern Oregon University
Assistant Professor, Language Arts & Reading. (BA, Pacific Lutheran University; M.Ed. and Ed.D., Texas A&M University, Commerce TX)
    READ 536: Teaching Phonics and Word Study: ECE/Elem (1 cr)

Cheryl Graham
Western Oregon University
Adjunct Professor, College of Education. (BA, United States International University; MA, Linfield College.)
    READ 580: Leadership in School Literacy Programs (3 cr)

Dr. David Hargreaves
Western Oregon University
Professor, Linguistics & Humanities. (PhD in Linguistics, University of Oregon. Psycholinguistics; Second Language Acquisition.)
    READ 514: Linguistics for Teachers: ECE/Elem (3 cr)

Ryan Harrington
Western Oregon University
Instructor, College of Education. ()
    READ 591: Young Adult Literature: Gr 5-12 (3 cr)

Lila Henderson
Portland State University
Instructor, Graduate School of Education. (BA, University of Washington; MA, Seattle Pacific University)
    READ 551: Literacy Instruction for Special Needs Students: preK-12 (3 cr)

Dr. Phillip Hofmann
Eastern Oregon University
Assistant Professor of Literacy and Education. 21 years as language arts and reading teacher. Reader's Theater expert. (BA, San Diego State University; MA and PhD, Claremont Graduate University)
    ED 565: Techniques of Literacy Assessment for Classroom Teachers (2 cr)
    ED 566: Practicum in Literacy Assessment (1-3 cr)
    ED 563: Literacy in Content Areas (2 cr)
    ED 569: Issues and Research in Literacy (2 cr) READ 542: Reading Specialist Test Preparation (1 cr)

Dolores Johnston
Portland State University
Instructor, Graduate School of Education. Library media specialist. (BA & MA, University of Oregon)
    LIB 528: Children's Literature, K-5 (3 cr)

Dr. Jo-Anne Lau-Smith
Southern Oregon University
Associate Professor, College of Education. (B.A., M.Ed., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of Hawaii, Manoa)
    READ 572: Reading Assessment: ECE/Elementary (3 cr)
    READ 581: Action Research in Leadership in Literacy (3 cr)
    READ 509-S: Practicum for SOU home institution students only (3 cr)

Dr. Carol Lauritzen
Eastern Oregon University
Professor, College of Education. Coordinator of reading endorsement program. (BA, University of Nebraska; MA, Ph.D., University of Missouri)
    ED 561: Emergent Literacy (3 cr)
    ED 567: Spelling Matters (2 cr)
    ED 568: School Reading Programs (3 cr)
    ED 582: Techniques of Diagnosis/Instruction for Reading Specialists (3 cr)
    ED 583: Practicum for EOU home institution students only (3 cr)
    READ 514: Linguistics for Teachers, K-12
    READ 594: Young Adult Literature, 5-12 (3 cr)

Dr. Susan Lenski
Portland State University
Professor, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University. Academic Advisor for PSU ReadOregon program. International literacy consultant. (B.A., Trinity College, IL; MS Ed. and Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, DeKalb).
    Faculty liaison for PSU's ReadOregon program.

Tawnya Lubbes
Eastern Oregon University
Assistant Professor, College of Education. (BA, Pacific University; MTE, Eastern Oregon University; Doctoral candidate, Walden University.)
    ED 545: Foundations of Second Language Education, K-12 (3 cr)

Dr. Dot McElhone
Portland State University
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, Portland State University. (MA, Vanderbilt University; Ph.D., Stanford University)

Dr. Lee Ann McNerney
Eastern Oregon University
Assistant Professor of Bilingual and ESOL Education. (BA, Foreign Languages, Portland State University; MA, Bilingual/bicultural education, Columbia University; PhD, Sociolinguistics, Georgetown University)
    ED 548: Second Language and ESOL Strategies (3 cr)

Dr. Bonnie Morihara
Western Oregon University
Assistant Research Professor and grants coordinator. (BA, University of Michigan; M.Ed. and PhD, Oregon State University)
    READ 541: Literacy and the Internet, K-12 (3 cr)
    READ 556: Literacy and Cultural Competence, K-12
    ED 609: Literacy practicum for WOU home students only (3 cr)

Leigh Ann Morlock
Portland State University
Adjunct faculty, Graduate School of Education. (BA, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA; MAT, Chatham College, Pittsburgh; MS in Educational Media/Librarianship, Portland State University)
    LIB 532: Multicultural Children's & Young Adult Literature, K-12 (3 cr)

Patricia Nash
Portland State University
Adjunct faculty, Graduate School of Education. ()
    SPED 510: Intensive Reading Intervention (3 cr)

Rebecca Olien
Southern Oregon University
Adjunct faculty, College of Education. (BS, Michigan State University; MS, University of Wisconsin)
    READ 515: ECE Foundations of Literacy Development (3 cr)
    READ 570: Classroom Assessment & Reading Instruction (3 cr)

Megan Owens
Portland State University
Adjunct Instructor, Graduate School of Education. (BA in English, M.Ed., Portland State University)
    READ 530: Reading/Composition in Content Areas, Gr 4-12 (3 cr)

Cindy Reed
Portland State University
Instructor, Graduate School of Education. (BA, University of Oregon; MAT, Lewis & Clark College; M.S.Ed., Portland State University.)
    LIB 533: Global Literature, K-12 (3 cr)

Dr. Barbara Ruben
Portland State University
Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education. (BA, UC Santa Cruz; MS and Ed.D., Portland State University.)
    LIB 592: Contemporary Children's & Young Adult Literature (3 cr)

Leigh Anne Scherer
Portland State University
Instructor, Graduate School of Education. (BA & MAIS, Oregon State University; MAT, University of Portland)
    READ 554: Literacy Instruction Strategies for ELL, K-12 (3 cr)

Kimberly Skach
Portland State University
Instructor, Graduate School of Education. (BA & MS, Portland State University)
    CI 510: Boy Readers/Boy Writers, K-8 (3 cr)

Lisa Snyder
Eastern Oregon University
Adjunct Instructor, College of Education. (BA, State University of New York College at New Paltz; MS, State University of New York at Albany)
    ED 581: Literacy in middle/high schools (2 cr)
    READ 574: Reading Assessment: Middle/High (3 cr)
    READ 575: Literacy Assessment of ELL Students (3 cr)

Frances Verbruggen
Portland State University
Instructor, Graduate School of Education. (BA in Spanish: University of Maryland, Baltimore County; MA in teaching French: University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana; MAT: George Fox University, Oregon.)
    CI 510: Classroom Reading and Writing Assessment, K-8 (3 cr)
    READ 518: Language and Literacy Development (3 cr)
    READ 519: Language Study for Teachers: K-12 (3 cr)
    READ 580: School Reading Program Leadership (3 cr)

Dr. Ken Winograd
Oregon State University
Professor, College of Education. (BA, Rider College; Ed.M., Rutgers University; EdD University of Northern Colorado.)
    TCE 509: Practicum for OSU home institution students only. (3 cr)
    TCE 544: Literacy & Reading Curriculum Design (3 cr)
    TCE 593: Reading/Writing in Middle and High Schools (3 cr)

Dr. Erin Wilder
Southern Oregon University
Assistant Professor, College of Education. (BA, University of Washington; MA, Ed.D., Seattle University)
    ED 588: Early Language & Literacy Development (3 cr)

ReadOregon is a consortium of five Colleges/Schools of Education of the Oregon University System
in cooperation with OUS Departments of Distance and Continuing Education.
The ReadOregon programs were developed with grant funds from the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education (FIPSE), U.S. Dept. of Education

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