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Literacy (Reading)

Dena Beeghly

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Literacy (Reading)

Address:
35 W. Rosedale Ave
108B Recitation Hall
West Chester, PA 19383


Office Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-4:30PM
Summer Hours: Mon-Fri: 8:00AM-4:00PM


Phone: 610-436-2877
Fax: 610-436-3102


Department Chairperson:
Dr. Carol A. Smith
108B Recitation Hall
610-430-5601
CSmith3@wcupa.edu


Graduate Coordinator:
Dr. Diane Santori
108B Recitation Hall
610-436-6905
DSantori@wcupa.edu

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Dena Beeghly

Dena Beeghly, Ed.D., University of Georgia
DBeeghly@wcupa.edu
610-436-3070

College Reading and Study Strategies, Reading Seminar, Teaching Reading with Children's and Young Adult Literature, coordinator of Reading for the Academic Development Program.

Dr. Beeghly's teaching experience has included working with K-13 students and teachers in rural, urban, and suburban settings. She has also been fortunate to work in East Asia and Africa. Before coming to WCU, she spent a year teaching in South Korea. While teaching at WCU, she has worked on a UNESCO literacy project with primary teachers in Kenya and has been a visiting research professor at Hiroshima University in Japan. Her research interests include using children's and young adult literature in content areas, using international literature to support cross-cultural learning and understanding, and the impact of technology on our reading lives. Her publications include Disability in the Family: Narratives of Experience and Stories in Children's Literature. In L.B. Arnold (Ed.) Family Communication: Theory and Research. Boston, MA: Allyn & Bacon Publishing Company, Litlinks: Activities for Connected Learning in Elementary Classrooms. Boston, MA; McGraw-Hill and It's about time: Using electronic literature discussion with adult learners. The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy.

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