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Anne Gregory, formerly a professor in the Boise State University (BSU) Department of Literacy, has been named chair of the Western Illinois University Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She began her post July 22.

Gregory Named Chair of Curriculum and Instruction Dept.

July 29, 2013


MACOMB, IL – Anne Gregory, formerly a professor in the Boise State University (BSU) Department of Literacy, has been named chair of the Western Illinois University Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She began her post July 22.

Gregory served as a faculty member at Boise State University (Boise, ID) since 2002.

Gregory earned her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from Purdue University in 2002, her master's degree in adult and higher education from the University of Texas at San Antonio in 1996 and her bachelor's degree in elementary education from Purdue University in 1991.

Gregory's research and work has been published in such academic journals as The Reading Teacher, Critical Literacy: Theories and Practices, The New Educator, Literacy Teaching and Learning: An International Journal of Early Reading and Writing and The Journal of Reading, Writing and Literacy. She has also co-authored chapters in such books as "Children's Literature and Social (in) Justice," "Blended Curriculum in the Inclusive K-3 Classroom: Teaching All Young Children" and "Contemporary Issues on Educational Administration and Policy."

She has presented at such education conferences as the International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity; the Literacy Research Association Conference; the National At-Risk Youth Conference; the Curriculum and Pedagogy Conference; and the American Educational Research Association Annual Conference.

In her role as a literacy department faculty member at BSU, Gregory served as the adviser for six students' dissertations, as well as served as the primary adviser for master's degree-seeking students and bachelor's degree candidates on their theses and senior projects. She served as the BSU Faculty Senate president from 2011-13, as well as a member of BSU's enrollment management committee from 2011-13.

Most recently, the work Gregory and a colleague collaborated on in a rural elementary school resulted in the school receiving the International Reading Association's Exemplary Reading Program for the state of Idaho and a certificate of recognition in closing the achievement gap between student groups from the National Title I Association.

She is a member of the International Reading Association, the Literacy Research Association, American Educational Research Association and the Reading Recovery Council of North America.

Posted By: WIU News, University Relations
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