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Dr. Deborah Harrison joins WLLC faculty

Posted on Aug 5, 2011
Meet Dr. Deborah Harrison, who joins the Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures this fall as assistant professor of reading and language arts.

Dr. Deborah Harrison
Assistant Professor of Reading and Language Arts

Education:
Doctorate degree in elementary education in 1999 from Ball State University

Experience: Teaching at grade school and college levels.

Interesting Fact: Has been involved in several publications and presentations on student reading.  

Q. What are you anticipating most about your job at UW-Superior?  

A. "I received my bachelor's degree from Indiana University/Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI).  My master's degree and doctorate are both from Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. I have 10 years of teaching experience in elementary/middle school classrooms, and two years as a library media specialist.  I have taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Northern Kentucky University, Wittenberg University, and most recently at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio."

Q. What's your favorite topic to teach?

A. "I enjoy teaching reading and language arts methods.  I am particularly enthusiastic about using quality children's literature to help children develop the reading skills and strategies they need to become proficient readers."  

Q. What message do you have for your students?

A.  "I am looking forward to developing connections with area school districts where our students are placed for field experiences. It is very rewarding to see university students utilizing the best practices they've learned in our classrooms with their students in the elementary schools. To see young children discover the joy of reading is a wonderful experience!"

 

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