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Lindsay Woodward, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Phone: 515.271.3006
Address: 2507 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311

Office: CS 117


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

Honors & Professional Memberships

  • 2019 Drake Sabbatical Research Fellow
  • 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

My areas of interest involve adolescent literacy and technology in literacy education. My research focuses on the potential of digital tools to support effective literacy instruction, especially when situated in professional development for teachers. I am also interested in the nature of reading in digital spaces, particularly how secondary students locate and make sense of conflicting information. My work has appeared in such journals as the American Educational Research Journal, Reading Research Quarterly, and Teachers College Record.

Courses Taught

  • Literacy Assessment & Instruction I
  • Secondary Reading & Interdisciplinary Curriculum
  • Academic Research and Writing
  • Issues in Adolescent Literacy
  • Secondary Reading Methods
  • Models of Effective Literacy
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