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Dr . Jeanne Cobb is a tenured Full Professor of Literacy Education at Coastal Carolina University in Conway, South Carolina. She presently serves as Director of the School of Teacher Education. She has a combined total of twenty-four years in education, in public schools, in Department of Defense Dependent schools, community college, and four year universities in North Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Texas, and New Mexico. Because of these varied experiences over time, she has the unique advantage of working in many educational settings in different regions of the United States.

She graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with an Ed.D. degree in Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy PK-college. She holds a master’s degree in elementary education with a specialization in reading/early childhood, also from the University of Tennessee. She has nine years of public school experience in North Carolina and Georgia in grades K-6, including work in inner-city schools with diverse populations. She has fifteen years of teaching experience at the university level, ten of those years were spent in a major metropolitan Doctoral Intensive state university. She has taught a variety of courses in three program areas: reading, elementary, and early childhood and has firsthand knowledge and experience in professional development school and public school partnerships, budget preparation and management, promotion and tenure procedures, supervision/placement of methods practicum/student teaching interns, supervision of work study students and graduate assistants, securing and administering grants. While at Eastern New Mexico University she served as Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and as co-chair of the Reading Program, as a member of the University Research and Instructional Development Committee, a member of the Graduate Admissions and Retention Committee, and as chair of the departmental Faculty Evaluation Committee. While at the University of North Texas, she served as the Director, Reading Services, of the Child and Family Resource Clinic and Director of the University of North Texas America Reads Challenge for three years. Now, at Coastal Carolina University, Dr. Cobb is a member of the Leadership Team for the Spadoni College of Education and chairs the Graduate Programs Oversight Committee. She is also a member of the NCATE assessment committee, the Portal I admissions committee, the M.Ed. admissions committee, and the Spadoni College of Education Faculty Travel Committee.

Dr. Cobb’s primary research interests are in the field of emergent literacy and intervention strategies for the improvement of literacy achievement of struggling readers and writers. She has published seventeen articles in national refereed journals and has four additional articles published in state and regional refereed journals. She has presented research papers at forty-three international and national conferences. In addition, she has presented workshops and/or research presentations at thirty-four state/regional conferences and/or local educational meetings. She serves on the editorial board for two national educational journals and serves as a conference proposal reviewer for two literacy associations.