BS: Elementary Education

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Lindsay Woodward, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 515.271.3006
Mailing Address:
    2507 University Ave
    Des Moines, IA 50311


  • B.A., M.A.E., Truman State University
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University

Honors & Professional Memberships

  • 2016 Research Excellence Award, Graduate College, Iowa State University
  • 2014 Teaching Excellence Award, Graduate College, Iowa State University
  • American Education Research Association
  • International Literacy Association
  • Literacy Research Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English

Areas of Expertise

Literacy with a special interest in secondary and digital literacies. Research focuses on the potential of digital tools to support effective literacy instruction, especially when situated in professional development for teachers and understanding how students read in digital spaces.

Courses Taught

  • Literacy Assessment & Instruction I
  • Issues in Adolescent Literature
  • Secondary Reading Methods
  • Models of Effective Literacy
  • ESL Methods
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February 22, 2018
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