Dr. Maureen Loudin
Dr. Loudin has been with the Division of Education since January 1999 as a Literacy Professor. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction in 1998 from Kent State University. She is also certified as a PK-8 teacher. She previously taught elementary education in New York, Texas, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Her research interests are in the ways and degrees to which middle and secondary teachers utilize literacy strategies to support learning across the curriculum. She is currently Coordinator of the Summer Reading Program. This program promotes the literacy development of area children/adolescents by combining assessment and individualized instruction employing teachers enrolled in the MAEd program. In addition to literacy, she is also interested in the preparation of middle level teachers using interdisciplinary/thematic units, cooperative learning, and the infusion of technology to enhance literacy development for all adolescent learners.