Sue Ann Sharma, Ph.D.
My current research interest entails two areas: 1) diversity issues in teacher education programs, most particularly the ways in which diversity plays out in American teacher education programs in literacy; and 2) academic discourse, specifically the ways in which inter-student discourse affects language comprehension, a cornerstone of discipline learning.
Past Research activities/experience:
I am the past president of Michigan Reading Association (MRA). I currently serve on the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Diversity for Learning Committee and the current IRA/MRA Director of Membership Development.
Previously I investigated the Transfer Of Professional Development Into Classroom Practice: A Case Study Of A Reading Specialist/Learning Coach and Two Elementary Social Studies Teacher.
Diversity in Teacher Education Programs in Literacy and Reading: A Nationwide Investigative Study (Co-Principal Investigator, study sponsored by The International Reading Association)
Research goals/plans for future projects:
Addressing Content Literacy to Better Meet the Needs of Diverse Learners: A Case Study of Science Teacher Discourses.
Sharma, Sue. (2013) Going for gold: Coaching and professional development. Michigan Reading Journal 45(2).
Sharma, Sue. (2012). Teaching in the midst of a war zone. Michigan Reading Journal 44(3).
Sharma, Sue. (2012). Operation outreach promotes literacy in Afghanistan. An interview with Captain Bryan Schroeder. Michigan Reading Journal 44(2).
- 21st Century Literacy Tools
- A Palette of Apps for Literacy Development
- Content Literacy and Academic Discourse
- A Close Look at the Common Core State Standards
- Coaching and Professional Development
- Response to Instruction: Demystifying Data Analysis
Vita available upon request.