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Dr. Jeanne Swafford

Associate Professor

Department of Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education

EB 310
(910) 962-2741 Phone
(910) 962-3988 Fax

Courses Taught

EDN 344: Literature in the Elementary School
EDN 551: Exploring Literacy Processes from a Personal Perspective
EDN 536: Teaching and Learning in the Content Areas using Multiple Literacies 
EDN 588: Assessments in Language and Literacy
EDN 589: Tutoring and Coaching for Literacy Development

Professional Service

President: North Carolina Reading Association (2014-2015)
Program Proposal Reviewer: International Research Association
Program Proposal Reviewer: National Council of Teachers of English
Emerging Scholar Award Committee: Literacy Research Association
Editorial Board Member: Yearbook of the Literacy Research Association, Journal of Content Area Reading
Board of Directors: Cape Fear Center for Inquiry (2011 – 2014)

Research Interests

Children's and Young Adult Literature, particularly informational texts and texts that represent diversity 
Students' responses to informational texts 
Elementary school teachers' use of informational text 
Content area literacy, particularly in K-8
Reading comprehension instruction

Additional Information

Nonfiction Resources: NCRA and IRA 2013
    - NCRA 2013 presentation
    - IRA 2013 Swafford McKnight
    - Book Awards

IRA 2005 Pk-2 NF 2000-2004