Vita

Updated 8/17

Personal Information

Leigh A. Hall
Professor, Wyoming Excellence in Higher Education Endowed Chair in Adolescent Literacy
University of Wyoming

Social Media

Twitter

Teaching Academia (Blog): Focuses on my thinking about teaching in higher education

Medium: Stories written about issues in and around my research

Educational History

Michigan State University Ph.D. 2005
Department of Teacher Education
Specialization in Literacy

Peabody College of Vanderbilt University M.ED. 1997
Elementary Education

The University of South Florida B.S. 1996
Elementary Education

Professional Experience

Professor of Adolescent Literacy, Endowed Chair 2017-Present
University of Wyoming

Associate Professor of Literacy Studies 2011-2017
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Assistant Professor of Literacy Studies 2005-2011
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Sixth-Grade Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher 1997-2000
Klentzman Intermediate
Houston, Texas

Honors

I3@UNC Fellow                                                                                            2014

Edward B. Fry Book Award, Empowering Struggling Readers: 2012
Practices for the Middle Grades, Literacy Research Association

Faculty Engaged Scholar, University of North Carolina, 2012-2014
Chapel Hill

Early Career Achievement Award 2010
Awarded by the Literacy Research Association
(formerly National Reading Conference)

Finalist for National Reading Conference Early Career 2009
Award

Outstanding Research Session Award, Area 3 2009
Literacy Research Association

Semi-Finalist for National Academy of Education/ 2008
Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship

Outstanding Dissertation Award $1000.00 2006
Awarded by the International Reading Association

Workshop on Quasi-Experimental Design and 2006
Analysis (Funded by Spencer Foundation); Taught
by Thomas Cook and William Shaddish

Semi-Finalist for Spencer Dissertation Fellowship 2004

Spencer Research Training Grant $20,000.00 2002-2004

Bibliography

Refereed Papers

Hall, L.A.  (in press). Using blogs to support reflection in teacher education. Literacy Research and Instruction.

Hruby, G. G., Burns, L., Boztakis, S., Groenke, S., Hall, L., Laughter, J. & Allington, R. L. (2016). The meta-theoretical assumptions of literacy engagement: A preliminary centennial history. Review of Research in Education, 40 (1), 588-643. [American Educational Research Association centennial anniversary issue.]

Hall, L.A. (2016). Reconfiguring the Reading Experience: Using Pop-Culture Texts to Shift Reading Narratives. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 60, 341-344.

Hall, L.A. (2016). “I don’t really have anything good to say”: Examining how one teacher worked to shape middle school students’ talk about texts. Research in the Teaching of English, 51, 60-83.

Hall, L.A. (2016). The role of identity in reading comprehension development. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 32, 56-80.

Botzakis, S.G., Burns, L.D., & Hall, L.A. (2014) Literacy reform and common core state standards: Recycling the autonomous model. Language Arts, 91, 221-233.

Hall, L.A. (2012). The role of reading identities and reading abilities in students’ discussions about texts and comprehension strategies. Journal of Literacy Research, 44, 239-272.

Bradley, B., Reinking, D., Fisher, D., Fry, N., Hall, L.A., Ivey, G., Johnston, P.H., Cowell, J.R., & Baumann, J.F. (2012). Clarifying formative experiments in literacy research. 61st Yearbook of the Literacy Research Association. 61st Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, 410-420.

Hall, L.A. (2012). Moving Out of Silence: Helping Struggling Readers Find Their Voices in Text-Based Discussions. Reading and Writing Quarterly, 28, 307-332.

Hall, L.A. (2012). Rewriting identities: Creating spaces for students and teachers to challenge the norms of what it means to be a reader in school. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 55, 368-373.

Hall, L.A. (2011/2012). How Popular Culture Texts Inform and Shape Students’ Discussions of Social Studies Texts. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 55, 296-305.

Hall, L. A. (2010). The negative consequences of becoming a good reader: Identity theory as a lens for understanding struggling readers, teachers, and reading instruction. Teachers College Record, 112, 1792-1829.

Hall, L.A. & Piazza, S.V. (2010). Engaging with critical literacy: Reflections on teaching and learning. The English Journal, 99, 91-94.

Hall, L.A., Johnson, A., Juzwik, M. M., Wortham, S., & Mosley, M. (2010). Teacher Identity in the Context of Literacy Teaching: Three Explorations of Classroom Positioning and Interaction in Secondary Schools. Teaching and Teacher Education, 26, 234-243.

Hall, L.A. (2009). Understanding, Recognizing, and Responding to Middle School Struggling Readers’ Identities in Reading Instruction. Kentucky Reading Journal, 27, 58-64.

Hall, L.A. (2009). More than Skills: Helping Pre-Service Teachers Deepen Their Knowledge of Literacy Development and Instruction. 58th Yearbook of the National Reading Conference, 171-184.

Hall, L.A. (2009). “A Necessary Part of Good Teaching”: Using Book Clubs to Develop Pre-service Teachers’ Visions of Self. Literacy Research and Instruction, 48, 298-317.

Hall, L. A. & Burns, L. D. (2009). Identity development and mentoring in doctoral education. Harvard Educational Review, 79, 40-70.

Amendum, S. J., Li, Y., Hall, L. A., Fitzgerald, J., Creamer, K.H., Head-Reeves, D. M., & Hollingsworth, H. M. (2009). Which reading instruction characteristics matter for early reading achievement? Reading Psychology, 30, 119-147.

Hall, L. A. (2009). Struggling reader, struggling teacher: An examination of student-teacher transactions with reading instruction and text in social studies. Research in the Teaching of English, 43, 286-309.

Hall, L.A. (2008/2009). Understanding youth who struggle with middle-school reading. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 52, 353-355.

Hall, L.A. & Piazza, S.V. (2008). Critically reading texts: What students do and how teachers can help. The Reading Teacher, 62, 32-41.

Hall, L.A. (2007). Bringing television back to the bedroom: Transactions between a seventh grade struggling reader and her mathematics teacher. Reading Research and Instruction, 46, (4), 287-314.

Hall, L.A. (2007). Understanding the silence: Struggling readers discuss decisions about reading expository text. Journal of Educational Research, 100, (3), 132-141.

Duke, N.K., Purcell-Gates, V., Hall, L.A., & Tower, C. (2006). Authentic literacy activities for developing comprehension and writing. The Reading Teacher, 60, (4), 344-355.

Hall, L.A. (2006). IRA Outstanding Dissertation Award for 2006: Anything but lazy: New understandings about struggling readers, teaching, and text. Reading Research Quarterly, 41, (4), 424-426.

Hall, L.A. (2005). Struggling readers and content area text: Interactions with and perceptions of comprehension, self, and success. Research in Middle-Level Education, 39, (4), 1-19.

Hall L.A. (2005). Teachers and content area reading: Attitudes, beliefs, and change. Teaching and Teacher Education, 21, (4), 403-414.

Hall, L.A. (2005). Comprehending expository texts: Promising strategies for struggling readers and students with reading disabilities? Reading Research and Instruction, 44, (2), 75-95.

Hall, L.A. (2002). Social studies standards, benchmarks, and assessments: An analysis of an eighth grade exam. The Social Studies, 93, (5), 213-217.

Under Review

In Process

Caprino, K., Comperatore, A., & Hall, L.A. (in preparation). Disrupt This!: Elementary and Secondary Teachers Blog about Disruptive Literacy Instruction.

Book Chapters

Hall, L.A. & Comperatore, Aubrey (2014). Youth who struggle with academic literacies. In K. Hinchman & H. Sheridan-Thomas (Eds.), Best practices in adolescent literacy instruction, second edition (pp.80-98). Guilford Press.

Hall, L.A., Burns, L.D., & Greene, H.T. (2013). Creating inclusive spaces for struggling readers. In E.T. Ortlieb & E.H. Cheeck (Eds.), School-based Interventions for Struggling Readers K-8, Volume III (pp. 219-240). Emerald Books.

Burns, L. D., & Hall, L. A. (2012). Using students’ funds of knowledge to enhance middle grades education: Responding to adolescen(T)s. In M. Vagle (Ed.), Not a stage! A critical reconceptualization of young adolescent education (pp. 175-190). Peter Lang Publishers.

Botzakis, S.G. & Hall, L.A. (2010). Aliteracy, agency, and identity. In R. L. Allington and A. McGill-Franzen’s (Ed.). Handbook of Reading Disabilities Research (pp.129-136). Routledge Publishers.

Hall, L. A. (2008). Learning and teaching reading. In E. Anderman & L. Anderman (Eds.). Psychology of Classroom Learning: An Encyclopedia (554-558). Thomson Gale Publishers.

Books

Hall, L. A., Burns, L.D., & Edwards, E.C. (2011). Empowering struggling readers: Practices for the middle grades. Guilford Press.

Other Works

Hall, L.A. (2017). Take My Advice: Guidance for Teaching OnlineInside Higher Education.

Hall, L.A. (2015). Getting started with gamification. Literacy Daily (Invited blog post). International Literacy Association.

E-Books

Hall, L.A. (2014). Creating Reading Partnerships

Hall, L.A. (2014). Best Practices in Higher Education: Blogging

Grants

Graduate Student Recruiting Initiative. XXXX  2017-2018

Using Social Media in Literacy Teacher Education 5,880.00 2011-2012
Center for Faculty Excellence/University of North Carolina

Incorporating Popular Culture into the English $9,450.00 2011-2012
Curriculum; Lezley and Jeff Hoffman Research Award

Instructional Innovation Grant $9,997.00 2010-2011
Lenovo 2010 Instructional Innovation Grants

The Role of Identity in Reading Comprehension $7,500.00 2009-2010
Development; Junior Faculty Development Award,University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

The Role of Identity in Reading Comprehension $11,195.00 2009-2010
Development; Research Triangle School Partnership

The Effects of Discussion and Writing on the $14,280.00 2007-2008
Comprehension Development of Middle School Students; Lezley and Jeff Hoffman Research Award

Peer-Reviewed Presentations

National Conferences

Semingson, P. & Hall, L.A. (2018). Engaging Underprepared and Non-Traditional Adult Learners with Digital Pedagogies for Success. Paper presented at EDUCAUSE Learning Initiative’s Annual Conference New Orleans, LA.

Hall, L.A. (2017). Implementing Online Professional Development in Literacy Instruction: How to Launch. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association’s Annual Conference Tampa, FL.

Hall, L.A. (2017). “I didn’t enjoy reading until now”: How youth and adults engage with interactive digital texts.  Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association’s Annual Conference Tampa, FL.

Parsons, A.W., Hutchinson, A., Hall, L. & Parson, S.A. (2017). Teachers’ Online Professional Learning Interests: A National Survey. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association’s Annual Conference Tampa, FL.

Caprino, K., Comperatore, A., Hall, L.A. (2016). Examining new literacies principles within adisruptive literacy instruction blogging project. Paper presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Conference, Savannah, GA.

Comperatore, A., Hall, L.A., & Caprino, K.A. (2015). Disrupting the commonplace: How elementary and secondary teachers work to alter the landscape of literacy instruction. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association’s Annual Conference Carlsbad, California.

Hall, L.A., Comperatore, A. & Caprino, K.A. (2015). The language of disruption: What teachers’ blogs reveal about shifting classroom literacy practices. Paper presented at the International Society for Language Studies Annual Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Comperatore, A., Caprino, K. A, & Hall, L. A. (2015). Blogging disruption: Elementary and secondary teachers engage in disruptive literacy instruction. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of American Educational Research Association, Chicago, Ill.

Hall, L.A. (2014). Understanding and Responding to the Complexities of Adolescent Reading Identities in English Education. Poster presented at the National Council of Teachers of English, Washington, D.C.

Hall, L.A. (2014). Using blogs in teacher education, Poster presented at the 26th Annual Ethnographic and Qualitative Research Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Hall, L.A. (2013). Understanding and disrupting interactions: What students’ interactions reveal about their literacy development. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Hall, L.A. (2013). Changing identities, silencing voices: Navigating the complex world of adolescent reading identities and peer relationships. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Hall, L.A. (2013). Publishing your dissertation. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.

Hall, L.A. (2012). Moving beyond the margins: Using language to shift and maintain academic literacy positions. Paper presented at the International Society for Language Studies Annual Conference, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Hall, L.A. & Greene, H.T. (2012). Promising practices in literacy teacher education: Blogging and social media. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Hall, L.A., Comperatore, A., & Allman, K. (2012). Incorporating popular culture into the English curriculum. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Hall, L.A. & Burns, L.D. (2012). Generating data to support responsive curricula: Using students’ funds of knowledge to enhance middle grades literacy education. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Hall, L.A. (April, 2012). Social networking for teacher education. Presentation given at the 2012 Social Learning Summit, Classroom 2.0.

Hall, L.A. & Burns, L.D. (December, 2011). Empowering struggling readers in middle school classrooms. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Hall, L.A. (December, 2011). Developing eighth-grade students’ engagement and identity as readers. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Hall, L.A. & Greene, H.T. (December, 2011). The role of identity in reading comprehension development. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Jacksonville, FL.

Burns, L.D. & Hall, L. A. (December, 2010). Using funds of knowledge to support struggling readers’ success in school. Paper presented at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, Ft. Worth, TX.

Hall, L.A. & Nellenbach, K. (December, 2009). The Role of Reading Identities and Reading Abilities in Students’ Discussions about Texts and Comprehension Strategies. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Piazza, S.V. & Hall, L.A. (December, 2009). Sociocultural and Political Literacies in Teacher Education. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

Piazza, S.V., Hall, L.A. Gallagher, D., Henry, L.A., Wiseman, A., & Conley, M. (December, 2009). Instructional Paths Less Traveled in Support of “Struggling Readers.” Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

McIntyre, E., Hulan, N., Hall, L.A., Wiseman, A., & Turner, J.D. (December, 2008). Teachers’ Changing Beliefs and Practices about Social and Cultural Aspects of Teaching and Learning with Diverse Populations. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.

Hall, L. A. & Piazza, S. V. (May, 2008). Using texts to transform or maintain? How issues of diversity impact student/teacher interpretations of text. Paper presented at the International Reading Association, Atlanta, GA.

Burns, L. & Hall, L. A. (December, 2007). The problem of mentoring in doctoral literacy education. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.

Piazza, S. V. & Hall, L. A. (December 2007). Understanding issues of diversity in literacy instruction. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.

Hall, L.A. (2006). Methodology is not enough: Transactions between content area teachers, struggling readers and text in content area classrooms. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Hall, L.A. (2006). Using book clubs to develop understandings of socio-cultural theories in education with pre-service teachers. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA.

Hall, L.A. (2006, May). Anything but lazy: New understandings about struggling readers, teaching, and text. Paper presented at the International Reading Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Hall, L.A. (2006, May). Understanding the Silence: An Examination of the Decisions Struggling Middle School Readers Make with Content Area Texts. Paper presented at the International Reading Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Hall, L.A. (2006, April). Understanding a struggling reader’s decisions with science text. Paper presented at the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, California.

Hall, L.A. (2004, December). Bringing Television Back to the Bedroom: Transactions Between a Seventh Grade Struggling Reader and her Mathematics Teacher. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Hall, L.A. (2003, December). A remedial reader in social studies: A case study. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Purcell-Gates, V., Duke, N.K., Hall, L.A., & Tower, C. (2003, December). Explicit explanation of genre within authentic literacy activities in science: Does it facilitate development and achievement? Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.

Purcell-Gates, V., Duke, N.K., Hall, L.A., & Tower, C. (2002, December). Text purposes and text use: A case for elementary science instruction. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, Miami, Florida.

Duke, N. K., Purcell-Gates, V., Hall, L.A. & Tower, C. (2001, December). Written information genre knowledge and acquisition in second grade science. Paper presented at the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

State/Regional Conferences

Hall, L.A. & Comperatore, A. (2017). Working with diverse middle school readers. Presentation given at the North Carolina State Reading Conference. Raleigh, NC.

Hall, L.A. & Comperatore, A. (2016). Helping teachers navigate diverse readers: An unanticipated finding. Paper presented at the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators. Raleigh, NC.

Comperatore, A., Hall, L.A. & Caprino, K.A. (2016). Disrupting instruction and awakening innovation. Paper to be presented at the North Carolina State Reading Conference. Raleigh, NC.

Comperatore, A., Hall, L.A., & Caprino, K. A. (2015). Supporting in-service teachers’ use of disruptive instruction through collaborative online spaces. Paper to be presented at the North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators. Raleigh, NC.

Hall, L.A., Anderson, T., & Caprino, K.A. (2015). Read, Write, Blog! A Workshop for Teen Bloggers. Presentation given at the CHEOP-Trio Program, Chapel Hill, NC.

Caprino, K.A., Comperatore, A., Anderson, T., & Hall, L. (2013). Adolescent literacy alliance. Virtual poster presented at the Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education 2013 Read.Write.Act Virtual Conference.

Hall, L.A. & Greene, H.T. (2012). The Role of Blogs in Teacher Education. Presentation given at North Carolina Association of Colleges and Teacher Educators. Raleigh, NC.

Hall, L.A. (2012). Using blogs for course assignments. Presentation given at Shift+Control+Teach: A faculty showcase Chapel Hill, NC.

Hall, L.A. (2011). Understanding and working with adolescent “struggling” readers. Presentation given at Learn NC Fall Interactive Conference.

Hobgood, B. & Hall, L.A. (2011). From literacy to new literacy: The intersection of literacies for global learners. Presentation given at the Beginning Teacher Conference, Atlantic Beach, NC.

Hall, L.A., Greene, H.T., & Watts, D. (2011). Designing reading partnerships in the middle grades. Paper presented at the North Carolina State Reading Association Conference, Raleigh, NC.

Hall, L.A., Gibson, R. & Palsha, S. (2010). Creating student communities of inquiry and practice. Presentation given at Shift+Control+Teach: A faculty showcase Chapel Hill, NC.

Hall, L.A., Nellenbach, K., & Gillenwater, C. (March, 2009). Using writing and discussion to improve students’ reading comprehension. Paper presented at the North Carolina State Middle School Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Hall, L.A. Goldston, B. & Gillenwater, C. (March, 2008). Using think-alouds to assess students’ comprehension strategy use. Paper presented at the North Carolina State Reading Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Hall, L.A. (March, 2008). More than strategies: The role of identity in students’ comprehension development. Paper presented at the North Carolina State Middle School Conference, Greensboro, NC.

Hall, L.A. & Hatch, P. (2007). Understanding comprehension difficulties: Identifying promising ways to improve the comprehension of struggling readers and students with specific language impairments. Paper presented at the North Carolina State Reading Association, Greensboro, NC.

Hall, L.A., Gunther, J., Hatch, P., & Li, Y. (2006). Critical issues in comprehension: New directions for becoming literate. Symposium presented at the Wiregrass Literacy and Literature Conference, Valdosta, GA.

Hall, L.A. (2006, March). Planning For Identity: How students’ beliefs in themselves as readers can be used to inform instruction. North Carolina Reading Association, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Hall, L.A. (2004, March). It’s not just the text: Challenges and successes of a remedial reader in a social studies classroom. Michigan Council for the Social Studies, Lansing, Michigan.

Hall, L.A. (2002, March). Reading in the social studies: How, when, why, and what? Michigan Council for the Social Studies, Detroit, Michigan.

Invited Presentations

Hall, L.A. (2016). Blogging: Why do we do it, and what is it good for? Webinar given to pre-service teachers at Central Michigan University.

Hall, L.A. (2016). Learning to take live field notes: Using social media to share research. Webinar given to Advanced Placement Research class, Cypress Lake High School.

Falter, M., Hall, L.A., & Mallozzi, C. (2016). The academic job search process. Webinar given to the Literacy Research Association Doctoral Student International Study Group.

Hall, L.A. (2016). Doing the impossible: Using technology to transform teaching and learning. Keynote presentation given at the Great Lakes Conference on Teaching and Learning, Mt. Pleseant, MI.

Comperatore, A. & Hall, L.A. (2013). Disrupting the common place. Presentation given at the International Reading Association’s Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Hall, L.A. (2012). Living the writerly life in academia. Presentation given at the Literacy Research Association Annual Conference, San Diego, CA.

Hall, L.A. Butler, A., Donnell, W., Herrera, S., Pomerantz, F., & Webb, C.L. (2012). Social and cultural practices influencing literacy learning in Cuba. Presentation given at the International Reading Association’s Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Hall, L.A. (March, 2012). Reaching struggling readers. Presentation given at the Manitoba Reading Association’s Annual Conference. Manitoba, Canada.

Hall, L.A. (May, 2011). The role of identity in reading comprehension development. Presentation to be given at the International Reading Association’s Annual Conference in Orlando, FL.

Hall, L.A. (February, 2011). Rewriting Identities: Creating Spaces for Students and Teachers to Challenge the Norms of What It Means to be a Reader. Presentation to be given at the North Carolina State Literacy Colloquia.

Hall, L.A. (October, 2010). The benefits of social networking. Presentation given at Shift+Control+Teach: A faculty showcase. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Hall, L.A. (June, 2009). How students’ identities as readers shape their engagement with text. Presentation at the 28th Annual University of Wisconsin Reading Research Symposium.

Hall, L.A. (February, 2009). Improving Middle School Students’ Ability to Understand, Apply, and Talk about Comprehension Strategies. Presentation at the International Reading Association, Phoenix, AZ.

Botzakis, S.G., Hall, L.A., Burns, L.D., & Moore, D.W. (October, 2008). What teachers should know about adolescent literacy. Presentation at the Proliteracy Annual Conference, Little Rock, AK.

Hall, L. A. (June, 2008). Critical literacy and art. Presentation at the Ackland Museum, Chapel Hill, NC.

Wortham, S., Johnson, A., Hall, L.A., Juzwik, M., & Mosley, M. (December, 2007). Identity and agency research in adolescent and adult literacy. Presentation at the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.

Hall, L. A. (2007, October). Struggling adolescent readers: Who are they and how can we help them? Presentation for the Student Coalition for Action in Literacy Education (SCALE).

Hall, L. A. (2005, October). Finding a job in literacy. Presentation to the Michigan State University Literacy Colloquy.

Service

National Committee Service

International Literacy Association 2016-Present

Subcommittee for Outstanding Dissertation Award

Member, Editorial Review Board for Books 2013-2016
International Reading Association

Member, Adolescent Literacy Task Force 2012-Present
International Reading Association

Editorial Search Committee for the Journal 2010-2011
of Adolescent and Adult Literacy
International Reading Association

Subcommittee for Outstanding Dissertation Award 2010-2012
International Reading Association

Area Chair, National Reading Conference 2010-2011

Student Outstanding Research Award Committee 2007-2010
National Reading Conference

Ad-Hoc Committee for Organization Name Change, 2007
National Reading Conference

Subcommittee for Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2007-2009
International Reading Association

Area Chair, National Reading Conference 2006-2008

Co-Chair, National Reading Conference Saturday Teacher’s 2004
Conference

Board Member

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy 2009-Present

Editorial Board Member, Reading & Writing Quarterly 2008-Present

Editorial Board Member, Language Arts 2008-Present

Editorial Board Member, Yearbook of the National Reading Conference 2007-2008

Editorial Board Member, Journal of Literacy Research 2007-Present

Editorial Board Member, Literacy Research and Instruction 2007-Present

Editorial Board Member, Middle Grades Research Journal 2006-Present

Editorial Board Member, Research in Middle Level Education 2006-Present

Editorial Work

Co-Editor, Creating Inclusive Learning Environments for 2012
Struggling Readers. Themed Issue for Reading and Writing
Quarterly

Associate Editor for Themes, Reading and Writing Quarterly 2011-Present

Co-editor for two special issues of Middle Grades Research Journal 2006-2010
with a focus on literacy research

Service as a Reviewer

Reviewer, Journal of Teacher Education 2009-Present

Reviewer, Research in the Teaching of English 2008-Present

Reviewer, American Education Research Journal: 2006-Present
Teaching, Learning, and Human Development

Reviewer, Allyn & Bacon Publishing Company 2006-Present

Reviewer, Journal of Research in Mathematics Education 2006-Present

Reviewer, American Education Research Association, 2005-Present
Conference Proposals

Reviewer, Journal of Research in Science Teaching 2005-Present

Reviewer, Teaching and Teacher Education 2005-Present

Reviewer, National Reading 2004-Present
Conference Proposals

Reviewer, Research in Middle Level Education Online 2004-Present

Reviewer, Read, Write, Think 2003-Present
http://www.readwritethink.org

Guest Reviewer, American Education Research Journal 2003-2005

Reviewer, Spencer Small Grant Committee 2001-2003

Consulting

Learn North Carolina: Advisor for Adolescent Literacy 2005-2007
Professional Development Courses

To UNC-Chapel Hill & School of Education
Tenure Review Committee for Jeff Greene 2011-2012

Research Mentor 2011-Present

International Friendship Program 2011-Present

Mentor, Carolina Leadership Portfolio 2010-2011

Member, ESL Search Committee 2010

Member, Strategic Planning Committee 2010

Cohort Leader in Literacy 2008-Present
Masters for Experienced Teachers Program 2005-2007

Member, Student Appeals Committee 2009-Present

Member, Seed Grant Committee 2009

Representative for visitors from Moldov on using 2009
technology in teaching

Curriculum Development Planner for Carolina 2008-2009
On-line Lateral Entry Program

Member, Human Development and Psychological 2008-2009
Studies brown bag series committee

Member, Faculty Leave committee 2008-2009

Representative for meeting with Saudi Arabian 2008-2009
Educational delegation

Representative for Academic Day 2008-2009
Judge, University Research Day 2008-2009

Chair, Literacy Search Committee 2007-2008
Member, Early Education/Elementary Education 2007-2009
revisioning committee

Invited Presenter, Graduate Student Association 2007-2008

Invited Panelist, Graduate Student Professional 2006-2007
Development Program

Member, Literacy Search Committee 2005-2007

Member, Curriculum Materials Committee 2005-2006

Member, Special Education General Curriculum 2005-2006
Program Review Committee

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