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Dana Reisboard PhD

Associate Professor

  • PhD Literacy 2008

    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey—New Brunswick (NJ)

  • MA Applied Psychology 1995

    New York University (NY)

  • MA Special Education 1995

    New York University (NY)

  • BA Psychology 1993

    George Washington University (DC)

  • ED 1302 Early Literacy Foundations, 1-2

  • ED 1104 Language Development in Early Childhood Education

  • ED 1321 Language Arts Instruction and Assessment in the Middle School

  • ED 524 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, Grades 4-12

  • ED 532 Literature for Children and Adolescents

  • ED 1201 Family, Collaboration, and Diversity: Correlates of Emergent Literacy

My research interests focus upon praxis, the “reflection and action upon the world order in order to transform it” (Freire, 1972 p. 33).  This research investigates (1) core reading programs, (2) children's literature, (3) the use of critical literacy, (4) mindfulness in education, and (5) best practices in teacher education. Much of my research focuses on the role of teaching to strengthen communities.

  • Faculty Development Grant, Widener University, Research and presentation with UG students, 2015-2016

  • Faculty Development Grant, Widener University, Writing Workshop Teachers College, 2014-2015

  • Faculty Development Grant, Widener University, Assessment materials, 2015-2016

  • Reisboard, D. (2015). Promoting equity and inclusion with critical literacy pedagogy. Workshop presentation at the European Conference on Literacy, Klagenfurt, Austria.

  • Reisboard, D., & Jay, A. B. (2013). Teachers’ perceptions: Transitioning from teacher selected materials to implementing a core reading program. E- Journal of Balanced Reading Instruction, 1(2), 24–39.

  • Jay, A. B., & Korin, D. R. (2011). The parent’s academy: Fostering family literacy through a school-university partnership. Pennsylvania Reads: Journal of the Keystone State Reading Association, 10(1), 50–55.

International Literacy Association (ILA), Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER), Literacy Research Association (LRA), Character Education Partnership