Dr. Woodrow Trathen

Dr. Woodrow Trathen is a professor and chair of the Department of Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education at Appalachian State University.

He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Utah (1995), where he studied reading and linguistics. He holds North Carolina teaching certification in Reading K-12 (00190), ESL K-12 (00110), and English (9-12).

His research interests include beginning reading assessment and instruction, comprehension processes and instruction, writing development and instruction, and literacy and technology.

He has presented at the international and national level, and his published work can be found in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Reading & Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, Elementary School Journal, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology, Reading Research and Instruction, Journal of Teacher Education, and other journals.

Title: Professor, Literacy Education, Chair
Department: Department of Child Development, Literacy, and Special Education

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Phone: (828) 262-6056

Office address
305 D
College of Education Building