"Literacy Begins with Language Skills." Next: The Teaching Young Children Staff Development Guide 3(4): 6-7 (2010).
"Literacy Begins with Language Skills." Teaching Young Children 3(4), 14-15 (2010).
"Paving the Way for LIteracy: Three Factors Affecting Language Development in Children." Kansas Journal of Reading 25(1): 18-22 (2010).
"Literacy Tutoring that Works." Kansas Journal of Reading 25(1): 81-82 (2010) (with A. Dick).
"Improving Writing Instruction: Ten Activities for Enhancing Teachers' effectiveness at Teaching Writing." The Missouri Reader 33(2) (2009) (with D. Massengill Shaw and C.E. Heider).
"21st Century Project Based Learning: A Collaboration of thte Classroom and the Community." The Transescent 34(1): 7-10 (2009) (with C.E. Heider).
"Preparing Teachers of Writing: Components of a Successful Course on Writing Instruction." The Reading Professor 31(1): 36-45 (12009).
"Special Education Case Law." Encyclopedia of Curriculum Studies. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2010.
"National Association of College and University Attorneys." Encyclopedia of Law and Higher Education. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications, 2009.
Awards and honors
A. Roy Myers Excellence in Research Award (2013)
Studies and Research Award, Kansas Reading Association (2009)
Research in Reading Award, Missouri State Council of the International Reading Association (2009)
Offices and appointments
Research and studies committee chairwoman, Kansas Reading Association
Executive board member and historian, Missouri State Council of the International Reading Association
Kansas field council representative, National Reading Conference
Institutional representative, American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education
Professors advisory panel, Scholastic Books
"To Ban or Not to Ban? That is the Question: How Preservice Teachers View Banned and Challenged Books" and "A Penguin, a Pony and One Naked Little Boy: An Examination of Banned and Challenged Books," International Reading Association Convention, Chicago, Ill., April 2010
"Endangered Species and Expendable Luxiries: The Scarcity of Secondary Reading Specialists" and "Teaching the Neglected: Six Activities to Enhance Writing Instruction," National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, N.M., December 2009
"The Foundation of Literacy: Activities to Develop the Oral Language Skills of Children," Plains International Reading Association Conference, Branson, Mo., Noveember 2009
"The Key to a Successful Start with Literacy: Activities to Develop the Language Skills of Children," National Association for the Education of Young children Conference, Washington, D.C., November 2009
"Lowering the Dropout Rate: The High Demand and Low Supply of Secondary Reading Specialists," National Dropout Prevention Center/Netowrk, San Antonio, Texas, October 2009
"The Freedom to Read v. the Right to Ban: Examining Banned and Challenged Books in Schools," Kansas Reading Conference, Topeka, October 2009