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Deborah Tidwell

Interim Department Head - Curriculum and Instruction, Professor - Literacy Education
(319) 273-2167
Areas of Expertise: 

Literacy Education
Literacy and Bilingual Education
Reflection and Classroom Practice

Courses Taught: 

LITED 2140 Assessment & Evaluation of Literacy
LITED 4193 Experience in Reading: Field
LITED 6238 Advanced Assessment & Evaluation of Literacy Dev.
LITED 6239 Advanced Studies in Literacy Education
LITED 6247 Remedial Reading
LITED 6292 Experience in Reading: Tutoring
LITED 6290 Practicum
LITED 6299 Research

Research Interests: 

Self-Study of Teacher Education Practice
Classroom Practice and Reflection
Integrated Curriculum

Selected Publications: 

Books:

Tidwell, D. L., Heston, M. L., & Fitzgerald, L. M. (Eds.). (2009). Research methods for the self-study of practice. Berlin: Springer.

Tidwell, D., & Fitzgerald, L. (Eds.). (2006). Self-study and diversity. Rotterdam: Sense.

Book Chapters and Journal Articles:

Tidwell, D. L., Heston, M. L., & Fitzgerald, L. M. (2009). Introduction. In D. L. Tidwell, M. L. Heston, & L. M. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Research methods for the self-study of practice (pp. xiii-xxii). Berlin: Springer.

Tidwell, D., & Manke, M. P. (2009). Making meaning of practice through visual metaphor. In D. L. Tidwell, M. L. Heston, & L. M. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Research methods for the self-study of practice (pp. 135-154). Berlin: Springer.

Heston, M., Tidwell, D., & Fitzgerald, L. M. (2009). Creating an international learning community for teacher education scholars. In A. Samaras, C. Beck, A. Freese, & C. Kosnik (Eds.), Learning communities in practice (pp. 165-177). Berlin: Springer.

Tidwell, D., Traw, R., & Beed, P. (2008). Challenge and change: Reforming a Literacy Education graduate program. The Reading Professor. 30 (1), 25-32.

Tidwell, D. L. (2006). Nodal moments as a context for meaning. In D. L. Tidwell & L. M. Fitzgerald (Eds.), Self-study and diversity (pp. 267-285). Rotterdam: Sense.

Honors & Awards: 

2010 Outstanding Teaching Award, College of Education, University of Northern Iowa

Professional Affiliations: 

International Reading Association
National Reading Conference/Literacy Research Conference
American Educational Research Association
Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices (S-STEP)
National Association of Bilingual Education

Ph.D.

Education: 

B. A. 1970 California State University - Chico
M. A. 1984 Western State College, Colorado
Ph. D. 1990 University of Arizona