I am interested in research on children's literature, in-service teacher professional learning, and literacy coaching.
Christopher P Brown (Committee Member)Centers research on how early childhood stakeholders respond to and conceptualize policies affecting the education of children
Jennifer J Holme (Committee Member)Focuses on the politics and implementation of educational policy with an emphasis on school reform, equity and diversity in schools.
Denise Davila (Co-supervisor)Studies community-based early literacy education programs for ethnically, linguistically, and socioeconomically diverse groups of children.
Melissa Wetzel (Co-supervisor)Focuses on how preservice teachers integrate critical literacy and culturally relevant practices into field-based literacy teaching.
DeWalt, L. (2018). An examination of children's literature scholarship on religion. Journal of Children's Literature, 44(1), 21–32.