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Dr. Chad Waldron

Dr. Chad Waldron joined the University of Michigan-Flint in September 2016 and teaches literacy coursework in the literacy education graduate program and the elementary education undergraduate program. He earned his Ph.D. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Teacher Education with a Language and Literacy Studies Specialization from Michigan State University in May 2014. Prior to UM-Flint, he was an assistant professor of Language and Literacy Studies at Penn State Behrend. His research focuses on improving teacher learning and professional development for elementary school teachers, analyzing how educational policy and reforms have impacted instructional practices in literacy education and assessment, and promoting family and community involvement in young children’s literacy development. His scholarly work has been featured in Childhood Education: Innovations, Reading Psychology, and in Theoretical Models and Processes in Reading, Sixth Edition.