Nancy Peterson is an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Education.
Professional Title: Adjunct Professor
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Academic diversity and social and emotional complexities in elementary classrooms, encouraging diverse models of instruction in K-16; Language Arts, including developmental stage spelling approaches and writing instruction in elementary classrooms; Children's literature, with ongoing focus in nonfiction as support for the Common Core.
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Literature for children and young adults
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: EEDUC 5104: Literature for Children and Young Adults; EEDUC 6032: Exploring Nonfiction in the Elementary and Middle School Classroom
Education: BS in Elementary Education, Brigham Young University; MEd in Early Childhood Education, Old Dominion University; EdD in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Virginia
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Simmerman, S., Harward, S. Pierce, L. Peterson, N., Morrison, T., Korth, B. Billen,M. & Shumway, J. (2012). Elementary teachers’ perceptions of process writing. Literacy Research and Instruction, 51(4), 292-307.Billen, M. T., Wilcox, B., Bahr, D., Shumway, J., Korth, B., Yates, E., Morrison, T. G., Simmerman, S., Harward, S. V., Peterson, N., Pierce, L. E. (2012). Instruction and physical environments that support process writing in elementary classrooms. In Morrison, T., Martin, L., Boggs, M. & Szabo, S. (Eds.), Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers Yearbook, Volume 33. Peterson, N.L. (2006). The Involved Parents' Guide to Encouraging Your Child's Writing Talent. Austin, TX: Prufrock Press.
Nancy L. Peterson is professor of teacher education in the School of Education at Utah Valley University. Prior to her tenure at Utah Valley she taught one year at West Virginia Wesleyan College, and adjunct courses for Old Dominion University. She is co-founder and chair of UVU’s Forum on Engaged Reading. Peterson’s professional experience was teaching 4th, 6th, kindergarten, and K-6th music and art in public schools in Utah, Arizona and Texas prior to her graduate degrees. In 2011-12, Peterson was a visiting professor at the University of Virginia, associated with the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, investigating the Responsive Classroom Approach.
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