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Faculty and Staff

Diane Stephens, Ph.D.

Title: Professor
Department: Instruction and Teacher Education
College of Education
E-mail: stephend@mailbox.sc.edu
Phone: 803-777-0502
Office:

Wardlaw 255

Diane Stephens

Education

Ph.D., Indiana University
M.Ed., Nazareth College
BA, SUNY Geneseo

Expertise

Reading instruction and assessment

Select publications

Stephens, D., & Mills, H. (2014). Coaching as inquiry. Reading/Writing Quarterly 30 (1), 1-17.

Stephens, D. (2013). Reading assessment: Artful teachers, successful students. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English.

Stephens, D. (2013). Professional book reviews: Response to Intervention. Language Arts, 90 (3), 212-216.

Stephens, D., Cox, R., Downs, A., Goforth, J., Jaegar, L., Matheny, A., Plyer, K., Ray, S., Riser, L., Sawyer, B., Thomspon, T., Vickio, K., & Wilcox, C. (2012). "I know there ain't no pigs with wigs" Challenges of Tier 2 intervention. Reading Teacher, 66 (2), 93-103.

Stephens, D., Morgan, D., DeFord, D., Donnelly, A., Hamil, E., & Crowder, K., et. al. (2011). The impact of literacy coaches on teachers' beliefs and practices. Journal of Literacy Research, 43 (3), 215-249.

Vanderburg, M., & Stephens, D. (2010). Literacy coaches: What teachers value about them and what changes they make because of them. Elementary School Journal, 111 (1), p. 141-163.

Vanderburg, M., & Stephens, D. (2009). What teachers say they changed because of their coach and how they think their coach helped them. International Reading Association and National Council of Teachers of English's Literacy Coaching Clearinghouse.

Stephens, D. (2008). The federal government wants me to teach what? A teacher's guide to the National Reading Panel report. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English, http://www.ncte.org/magazine/perspectives.

Stephens, D., Mills, H., Short, K., & Vasquez, V. (2008). Jerry Harste and Carolyn Burke: Winners of NCTE's Outstanding Educator in the English Language Arts Award. Language Arts, 86(2), 57-61.

Selected presentations

RTI as Inquiry. (December, 2013). Presentation at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Dallas, TX., December 2013

Reading assessment: Artful teachers, successful students. Presentation at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Boston, MA, November 2013

"I don't do this for fun!" Uncovering (and acting upon) how kids think about reading. 102nd annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV, November 2012

Does it really matter how kids think? Ideas and insights into helping students grow as readers. 102nd annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV, November 2012

Making sense of assessment: Realistic progress monitoring for classroom teachers. 102nd annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV, November 2012

The marriage of reading assessment and instruction: Stories from artful teachers. (Author session). 102nd annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV, November 2012

Learning Tier 2 Reading Intervention: A School-University Collaborative Inquiry. 101st annual convention of the National Council of Teachers of English, Chicago, IL, November 2012

The impact of one district's response to intervention model. United Kingdom Literacy Association Conference, Chester, UK, July 2011.

Response to intervention. National Reading Conference, Ft. Worth, TX, December 2010.

Coaching as Inquiry. National Reading Conference, Ft. Worth, TX, December 2010.

How Classroom Teachers Can Ensure the Success of Every Child as Reader. With Robin Cox, Jennie Goforth and Tara Thompson. Presentation, National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, November 2010

Building an RTI Model from the Bottom Up. Presentation, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, March 2010.

From Strategy Calling to Diligent Monitoring: Helping Children Grow Themselves as Readers. Presentation, Literacies for All (international) Conference, Columbia, SC, July 2009.

Comprehension: Come Monday Morning. With Jerome C. Harste. Invited address, International Reading Association, Minneapolis, MN, May 2009.

Realities of Coaching. Day-long institute, International Reading Association, Phoenix, AZ, February 2009.

Learning in the Company of a Literacy Coach: What Teachers Say They Changed Because of Their Coach and How They Think Their Coach Helped Them. Presentation, National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL, December 2008.