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Deborah Rowe Interview  -  June 26, 2008, 2:00 PM CDST Voice of Literacy Webcast

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[Dr. Deborah Rowe]

Dr. Deborah Rowe
Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education
Vanderbilt University, Department of Teaching and Learning

Dr. Deborah Rowe received her Ph.D. at Indiana University in 1986, and joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1986.

Dr. Rowe’s research focuses on understanding how preschool and elementary children learn to read and write in classroom settings. She is interested in preschoolers’ writing and book-related play, multimodal literacy, and cultural, embodied and spatial aspects of literacy learning in classrooms. She has also worked collaboratively with preschool and early grades teachers to develop and study curricula that incorporate drama, dramatic play, and writing as important features of literacy instruction.

She is currently serving as a co-editor of the Yearbook of the National Reading Conference and the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. She is a fellow of the National Conference on Language and Literacy and has served as secretary of that organization. She is the author of a book, Preschoolers as Authors: Literacy Learning in the Social World of the Classroom, and of numerous chapters and research articles published in venues including Reading Research Quarterly, Research in the Teaching of English, Language Arts, the Handbook of Writing Development and the Handbook of Research on Writing.


[Dr. Betsy Baker]

Dr. Betsy Baker
Professor of Literacy Studies
Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, University of Missouri

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Baker is a Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Missouri. Dr. Baker's research interests include integration of literacy and technology, new literacies, future literacies, 21st century literacies, multimedia case-based instruction in teacher education, and sociocognition in teacher education, literacy, and new literacies.


Voice of Literacy host, Dr. Betsy Baker, interviews Dr. Deborah Rowe, Associate Professor of Early Childhood Education, Vanderbilt University.

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