Dr. Deborah Augsburger

Chair, Professor, Reading and Literacy

Expertise:
Reading, children’s literacy

Credentials:
2001 Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, Department of Literacy Education, specialization in Reading. Dissertation title: How Literacy Education is Accomplished in a School-University Partnership: The Pre-service Teacher Experience.
1996 M.S.Ed. Reading, Northern Illinois University.
1986 B.A. Psychology, Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois.

Associations:

Reviewer of conference proposals, International Reading Association
Reviewer of conference proposals, Literacy Research Association
Treasurer, Will County Reading Council Conference Committee, Illinois Reading Council
Session Chair, Literacy Research Association Conference

Publications:
“STEM-related titles: Navigating the flood: Exploring literature for children and young adults.” Illinois Reading Council Journal, 40 (2). Pariza, J. & Augsburger, D. (2012)

Hi-lo resources for reluctant, struggling, and ELL readers: Navigating the flood: Exploring literature for children and young adults.” Illinois Reading Council Journal, 40 (1). Pariza, J. & Augsburger, D. (2011-2012).

“Books and converging media: Navigating the flood: Exploring literature for children and young adults.” Illinois Reading Council Journal, 39. (4).Pariza, J. & Augsburger, D. (2011).

“Titles and tales to tempt boys: Navigating the flood: Exploring literature for children and young adults.” Illinois Reading Council Journal, 39. (3). Pariza, J. & Augsburger, D. (2011).

Presentations: 
“Board game fun for every- one: Using word games for literacy instruction.” Presentation at Illinois Reading Council Conference, Springfield, IL. March 2012.

“Empowering students through personal connections in diversity literature.” Presentation at Associated Colleges of Illinois Summer Institute, Aurora, IL, June 2011.

“Building preservice teachers’ awareness and understanding of diversity through adolescent literature.” Presentation at National Association for Multicultural Education Conference, Chicago, IL. 2011

Panel Discussion participant, Reading Persepolis 2 from Disciplinary Perspectives, Lewis University, September 30, 2008.

Augsburger, D. & Hayward, J. (2008). Performance assessment of students in field-based settings.
Presented at the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area Scholarship of Pedagogy Symposium, October 2008.

“Valuing diversity: promoting personal connections in literature for all students.” Presented at the Southern Lakes Reading Council meeting, March 2009.

“Engaging all students through personal connections in literature.” Presented at the Illinois Reading Council annual conference, March 2009.

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