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Reading Education Program Faculty Members

Arlene Barry
Associate Professor
785-864-9661
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 447

Arlene Barry, associate professor, joined the University of Kansas faculty in the fall of 1992. Barry earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in curriculum with an emphasis in reading. She teaches both graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy at KU and served as a... more

Barbara Bradley
Associate Professor, Elementary Education Program Coordinator
785-864-9726
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 316

Barbara A. Bradley, associate professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2004. Bradley earned a BS degree from SUNY at Stony Brook in biology and psychology, an MA degree in physical education from Adelphi University, and a PhD in reading education from The University of Georgia. She has... more

Karen Jorgensen
Multi-Term Lecturer
Joseph R. Pearson Hall, Room 314

Karen A. Jorgensen joined the KU faculty in August, 2005. She earned her B.A. in Elementary Education and Scandinavian Studies from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. Karen’s master’s work was completed at Høgskolen i Hamar (Norway) in the areas of Norwegian linguistics, literature and... more

Lecturer/Academic Program Associate

Dr. Dian Prestwich, Lecturer/Academic Program Associate for Online Programs, joined the Department of Curriculum and Teaching at KU in the fall of 2016. Dr. Prestwich earned her PhD in education from Walden University with an emphasis on early childhood literacy. She earned her master’s degree... more


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