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DeDe Small, Ph.D.

Professor of Education

Contact Information

Email: dede.small@drake.edu
Phone: 515.271.3059
Address: 2507 University Avenue Des Moines, IA 50311



B.S., Creighton University

M.S., University of Nebraska-Omaha

Ph.D., University of Minnesota-Minneapolis

Honors & Professional Memberships

  • International Literacy Association
  • ILA Special Interest Group - Children's Literature and Reading
  • National Council of Teachers of English Children's Literature Assembly
  • Literacy Research Association

Areas of Expertise

  • Diversity in Children's Literature
  • Reader Response Choice
  • Reading Motivation
  • Text Complexity

Courses Taught

  • Literature of Childhood and Youth
  • Communicative Arts in the Elementary Classroom
  • Language and Literacy
  • Reading in the Content Area
  • Today's Children's Literature
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