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Sue Ann Sharma, Ph.D.

Research Interests:                                               

My current research interest entails three areas: 1) diversity issues in teacher education programs, most particularly culturally responsive teaching, 2) the possibilities and challenges for teaching reading, writing, language with new media, and 3) Online learning as it relates to the development of learning communities within higher education.

National/State Experience:

I currently serve on the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Literacy Reform Task Force and the current IRA/MRA Director of Membership Development. I am the past president of Michigan Reading Association (MRA) and past member of the International Reading Association’s (IRA) Diversity Learning Committee.

Research:

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, Phase I & II

Creating New Opportunities for Lesson Study in an Online Reading Clinic: Teachers Integrating Multimedia into Reading and Writing Experiences

Selected Publications:

Sharma, S. A., Kasten, W.C., Smolen, L., Gupta, A., Kidd, J., & Wright, T.S. (2014). Investigating diversity: A national study of literacy teacher educators. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Sharma, S. A. (2014). Coaching learning: Perspectives on teaching and learning. Michigan Reading Journal 46(2), 57-74.

Sharma, S. A. (2013). The Jonkoping Experience: 18th European Conference on Reading. Reading Today Online, October 22, 2013. Retrieve from http://www.reading.org/reading-today/post/rty/2013/10/22/the-j%C3%B6nk%C3%B6ping-experience-18th-european-conference-on-reading#.U4fujJRdWtg.

Sharma, S. A. (2012). Teaching in the Midst of a War Zone. Michigan Reading Journal 44(3), 48-59.

Sharma, S. A. (2012). Operation Outreach Promotes Literacy in Afghanistan. An interview with Captain Bryan Schroeder. Michigan Reading Journal 44(2), 36-38.

 

Presentations

Sharma, S. A. (2015). Classrooms Facing Demographic and Technology Imperatives: A Small World United Through Reading and Writing. Invited Speaker, Michigan Reading Association 2014 Conference, Grand Rapids, MI

Sharma, S. A. & Pang, S. (2014). Creating New Opportunities for Lesson Study in an Online Reading Clinic.. Paper Presented at Literacy Research Association 2014 Conference, Marco Island, FL.

Sharma, S. A., Gupta, A., & Kidd, J. (2014). Diversity in Teacher Education Programs in Literacy and Reading: A Nationwide Investigative Study – Phase II. Paper Presented at Literacy Research Association 2014 Conference, Marco Island, FL.

Gupta, A. & Sharma, S. (2014). Culturally Responsive Teaching: Lessons for the Classroom. Read-Write-Act Virtual Conference.

Sharma, S. A. (2014). What’s Common in Your Core? Pontiac School District, Invited Speaker. Pontiac, MI.

Sharma, S. A., Gupta, A., (2014).  Culturally responsive teaching: Lessons for the classroom. Read-Write-Act Virtual Conference.

Sharma, S. A., Gupta, A., Kidd, J., Smolen, L., Sisson, D. (2014). Diversity in Teacher Education Programs in Literacy and Reading: A Nationwide Investigative Study – Phase II. Symposium Presentation at International Reading Association, New Orleans, LA.

Sharma, S. A. (2014). Plug Into Digital Tools: Charge your Literacy Instruction. Presentation at Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Sharma, S. A. (2014). Diversity in Teacher Education Literacy Programs: Phase II. Presentation at Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Hicks, T., Ehrensberger- Dow, M., Gitsaki, C., Hoyer, A., Kiesler, N., Massey, G., Perrin, D., Robby, M., Sharma, S. A. and Turner, K. (2014). Writing, Language, and New Media: Challenges and Possibilities Across Educational Contexts. Panel Discussion at Writing Research Across Borders 2014 Conference. Paris, France.

Sharma, S. A., Gupta, A., Kidd, J., (2013). Diversity in Teacher Education Programs in Literacy and Reading: A Nationwide Investigative Study. Paper Presented at Literacy Research Association 2013 Conference, Dallas, TX.

Sharma, S. A., Gupta, A. (2013). Diversity in United States Teacher Education Programs. Read-Write-Act Virtual Conference.

Sharma, S. A., Kasten, W., Sisson, D. (2013). Diversity in Teacher Education Programs in Literacy and Reading: A Nationwide Investigative Study. Presentation at 18th European Conference on Reading, Jönköping, Sweden.

Sharma, S. A., Gupta, A., Kidd, J., Smolen, L., Sisson, D. (2013). Diversity in Teacher Education Programs in Literacy and Reading: A Nationwide Investigative Study – Phase I. Presentation at International Reading Association, San Antonio, TX.

Sharma, S. A. & Wright, T. (2013). Diversity in Teacher Education Programs in Literacy. Presentation at Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

 

Professional Development Expertise:

· Common Core State Standards

· Culturally Responsive Teaching

· Writing, Language, and New Media

· Digital Literacy Tools

· Coaching and Instructional Leadership

· Response to Instruction

 

Contactsa3sharm@oakland.edu

Vita available upon request.