Faculty and Staff Profiles

REBECCA S ANDERSON
Professor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership
Email: rsandrsn@memphis.edu
Office Location: 406 Ball Hall
Office Hours: Tuesday, 11:00 am - 5:00 pm. Other times by appointment
Profile

Rebecca S. Anderson is a literacy professor in the Department of Instruction and Curriculum Leadership in the College of Education. She is a former elementary Teacher and Reading Specialist. Dr. Anderson has published 3 books, over 40 national/international publications in the field of literacy research, and has received funding for 26 grant proposals. Her research interests include: technology integration, assessment, and literacy education.  

Additional Information

 Doctoral Seminar Class Resources

 Master's Project Class Resources

  


Work Experience

  • Title 1 Teacher, Reading - Surry County Schools, NC - 1974-1975
  • Classroom Teacher, 4th Grade - Surry County Schools, NC - 1976-1977
  • Title 1 Teacher, Reading - Caldwell County, NC - 1977-1978
  • Graduate Assistant, Reading - Appalachian State University - 1978-1979
  • Educational Specialist, DEC - Morganton, NC - 1979-1982
  • Adjunct Instructor, Reading - Appalachian State University - 1979-1982 &1988-1990
  • Graduate Assistant, C&I - VA Tech - 1990-1993
  • Adjunct Instructor, C&I - The University of SC - Summer 1993
  • Assistant Professor, ICL - The University of Memphis - 1993-1998
  • Associate Professor, ICL - The University of Memphis - 1998-2004
  • Professor, ICL - The University of Memphis - 2004-present
  • Department Chair, ICL - The University of Memphis - 2005-2009
Honors/Awards
  • Gold Medal Award - Brandon University-Canada - 1976
  • Graduate Assistantship - Appalachian State University - 1978-79
  • Gamma Beta Phi - VA Tech - 1993
  • Graduate Assistantship - VA Tech - 1990-93
  • COE Teaching Award - The University of Memphis - 1998
  • Nominee-UofM Distinguished Teaching Award - The University of Memphis - 1998
  • ICL Publication Award - The University of Memphis - 1999
  • COE Research Award - The University of Memphis - 2001
  • ICL Chair's Leadership Award - The University of Memphis - 2001
  • COE Teaching Award - The University of Memphis - 2003
  • Advisee Dissertation Research Award - Maryland ASCD - 2004
  • Nominee - The UofM Eminent Faculty Award - The University of Memphis - 2005
  • Regents Academic Leadership Institute Certificate - Tennessee Board of Regents - 2006-2008
  • Global Leadership Academy Participant - Northern Ireland - Tennessee Board of Regents - 2007
  • Global Leadership Academy Participant - Netherlands - Tennessee Board of Regents - 2008
  • Co-editor, The Technology Column - The Reading Teacher - 2007-2009
  • Earl Crader Distinguished Professor of Education Award - The University of Memphis - 2010
  • Course Redesign Fellowship - The University of Memphis - 2013

Teaching Experience

  • Online Literacy Courses - The University of Memphis
  • Reading/Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School (U/G) - Appalachian State University, The University of SC & The University of Memphis
  • Language Arts (U/G) - Appalachian State University, The University of SC & The University of Memphis
  • Reading Clinic (U/G) - VA Tech & the University of Memphis
  • Reading in the Content Areas (G) - The University of Memphis
  • Writing (G) - The University of Memphis
  • Supervision of Student Teachers (U/G) - VA Tech & The University of Memphis
  • Special Masters Research Project (G) - The University of Memphis
  • Professional Development School Liaison (U/G) - The University of Memphis
  • Doctoral Student Seminar - The University of Memphis

Student Advising/Mentoring

  • Doctoral - Jack Maxwell - 1999
  • Doctoral - John Bauer - 2000
  • Doctoral - Jane Puckett - 2002
  • Doctoral - Elizabeth Bartolomew - 2007
  • Doctoral - Wendy Linz - 2010
  • Doctoral - Sherry Simmons - 2011
  • Doctoral - Fonda Booker - 2013
  • EdD - Jessica S. Mitchell - 2014
  • EdD - Bernard Stephen Chadler - 2017
  • Ed.D. - Dana Skelley - 2017

Support

  • Funded, Co-PI - The Memphis City Schools - $ 3,000 - 6/94-8/94
  • Funded, Co-PI - Southern Regional Education Board - $ 1,000 - 6/94-6/95
  • Funded, Co-P - International Paper Company - $ 5,000 - 5/94-12/94
  • Funded, Co-PI - Tennessee Board of Regents - $ 500 - 3/95-6/95
  • Funded, Co-PI - International Paper Company - $ 1,500 - 6/95-12/95
  • Funded, Co-PI - Tennessee Board of Regents - $ 2,000 - 1/96-12/96
  • Funded, Co-PI - International Paper Company - $ 1,500 - 6/97-9/97
  • Funded, PI - Assisi Foundation of Memphis - $10,000 - 5/00-5/01
  • Funded, PI - Assisi Foundation of Memphis - $25,000 - 7/00-6/01
  • Funded, PI - Dwight D. Eisenhower - $50,000 - 12/00-9/01
  • Funded, PI - Assisi Foundation of Memphis - $20,000 - 4/01-5/02
  • Funded, PI - Dwight D. Eisenhower - $110,000 - 1/02-6/03
  • Funded, PI - Assisi Foundation of Memphis - $21,667 - 8/02-5/03
  • Funded, PI - International Paper Company - $ 5,000 - 6/03-12/03
  • Funded, PI - Assisi Foundation of Memphis - $34,700 - 5/03-5/04
  • Funded, PI - Assissi Foundation of Memphis - $6,230 - 12/03-6/04
  • Funded, PI - Assissi Foundation of Memphis - $3,275 - 12/03-6/04
  • Funded, PI - Assissi Foundation of Memphis - $38,582 - 8/04-5/05
  • Funded, PI - Assissi Foundation of Memphis - $8,660 - 10/07-8/08
  • Funded, PI - Assissi Foundation of Memphis - $1,189 - 2/09-6/09
  • Not Funded, P.I. & Director - The National Writing Project - $30,000 - 2010-2011
  • Funded, Co-PI - Research Office/Appalachian State Univ. - $ 500 - 9/90-8/91
  • Funded, Co-PI - Center for Research in Educational Policy - $7,800 - 6/94-5/95
  • Funded, PI - Faculty Research Grant/ U of M - $4,000 - 4/95-6/96
  • Funded, Co-PI - Center for Research in Educational Policy - $1,250 - 5/97-12/97
  • Funded, Co-PI - Center for Research in Educational Policy - $3,000 - 2/97-5/98
  • Funded, Co-PI - Faculty Research Grant/U of M - $4,000 - 8/99-5/00

Outreach

  • The Memphis Urban Writing Institute - K-12 Teacher - Graduates - Summers 1994-1999; 2003 - International Paper; Memphis City Schools; TN Board of Regents; S. Regional Ed. Board
  • Restructuring Reading Center - 26 1-12 Students - Fall, 2000 - Assisi Foundation
  • Literacy Professional Development - 460 Teaching Assistants - 2000-2001 - Assisi Foundation
  • Meeting the Content Reading Challenge - 40 Middle School Teachers - Spring 2001 - Eisenhower
  • Literacy Professional - 450 Teachers & Assistants - 2001-2002 - Assissi Foundation
  • Middle School Literacy - 30 Middle School Teachers - 2002-2003 - Eisenhower
  • Early Reading & Writing - 450 Teachers & Assistants - 2002-2003 - Assisi Foundation
  • Book Club - 650 K-12 Students - 2003-2005 - Assissi Foundation
Service
  • U of M - ICL Department - Undergraduate Curriculum Committee - 1993-1996
  •   - PDS Program Committee - 1994-1995
  •   - Graduate Curriculum Committee - 1995-1997
  •   - Elementary Program Faculty Committee - 1995-1997
  •   - Elem. Ed. Portfolio Sub-Committee - 1995-1997
  •   - Elementary Education Program Committee - 1995-1997
  •   - Reading Faculty Search Committee - 1997-1997
  •   - Department Ph.D. Sub-Committee - 1996-1997
  •   - Special Topics Course Sub-Committee - 1996-1997
  •   - Dunn Ave. School Technology Task Force - 1996-1997
  •   - Grant Growth Plan Committee - 1996-1997
  •   - [C]-Reading Faculty Search Committee - 1997-1998
  •   - [C]-Tenure & Promotion Committee - 1998-1999
  •   - Instructor/Coordinator Search Committee - 1998-1999
  •   - Reading Faculty Search Committee - 1998-1999
  •   - Middle School Faculty Search Committee - 1999-2000
  •   - Campus School Committee - 1999-2000
  •   - Tenure and Promotion Committee - 1999-2000
  •   - (C) Professional Development - 2000-2001
  •   - Tenure & Promotion Committee - 2000-2001
  •   - Middle School Faculty Search Committee - 2000-2001
  •   - Tenure and Promotion Committee - 2001-2002
  •   - Reading Faculty Search Committee - 2001-2002
  •   - Tenure and Promotion Committee - 2002-2003
  •   - Reading Faculty Search Committee - 2003-2004
  •   - Graduate Committee - 2003-2004
  •   - (C) Ad Hoc Teaching Committee - 2004
  •   - (C) Reading Program Facilitator - 1997-2005
  •   - Tenure & Promotion Committee - 2004-2005
  •   - Graduate Committee - 2004-2005
  •   - ICL Online Committee - 2010 - 2011
  •   - ICL Tenure & Promotion - 2010 - 2014
  •   - ICL NCATE - 2012-14
  •   - (C) ICL Effective Online Teaching Committee - 2013-2014
  •   - (C) Reading Program Coordinator - 2012-2014
  • U of M - College of Education - College of Education Portfolio Committee - 1994-1996
  •   - Center for Research in Education Policy Research Council - 1996-1998
  •   - Research Forum Committee - 2002-2004
  •   - Assistant Dean Search Committee - 2002-2003
  •   - College of Education Core Team - 2004-2006
  •   - College of Education Restructuring Elementary Ed. - 2005
  •   - Chair of Excellence in Urban Ed. Search Committee - 2006
  •   - COE NCATE Advisory Committee - 2006-2007
  •   - COE Focus Area Committee - 2007
  •   - Dean's Leadership Committee - 2005-2009
  •   - COE Tenue & Promotion - 2011-2013
  • University of Memphis - University Honors Faculty Advisory Council - 1996-1997
  •   - Faculty Senate - 1997-1998
  •   - Finance Committee - 1997-1998
  •   - Tenure & Promotion Process - 1997-1998
  •   - T&P 3rd Year Review Subcommittee - 1998
  •   - Research Support Grant Reviewer - 1999
  •   - Office of Academic Affairs, Scorer of General Education Test - 1999
  •   - Faculty Research Grant Committee - 2001-2002
  •   - (C) Faculty Research Grant Committee - 2002-2003
  •   - Director of Writing Across the Curriculum - 1999-2003
  •   - Student Writing and Learning at the U of M - 2004-2005
  •   - (C) Writing Across the Curriculum Writing-Learning Committee - 2004-2005
  •   - Judicial and Ethical Committee - 2006-2012
  •   - University Tenure & Promotion Appeals - 2010 - 2013
  •   - Effort Certification Process Committee - 2010
  •   - University Committee on Student Conduct - 2012-2014
  •   - Standing Committee for Awarding Honorary Degree - 2012-2014
  • U of M - Other - Judge, Great Works of the Heart - Briarcrest Christian School - 1994-1997
  •   - Participant - Teching the Teachers, NEA Teacher TV Documentary - May, 1995
  •   - Member, University of Memphis United Way Campaign - 1995-1996
  •   - Member, Qualitative Research Study Group - 1995-1996
  •   - Liaison, Title 1 School Improvement Plan Project - 1996-1997
  •   - Judge, Spelling Bee, Memphis-Shelby Co. - 1997-2002
  •   - Judge, Spelling Bee, Mid-South Regional - 1997-2001
  •   - Interviewee, Parents Magazine - 2001
  •   - Interviewee, Channel 24-ABC, Literacy Special - 2002
  •   - REA Coordinator, Memphis City Schools - 2002-2003
  •   - Coordinator, Spelling Bee Memphis-Shelby Co. - 2004-2005
  •   - Coordinator, Spelling Bee Mid-South Regional - 2004-2006
  • Society/Organizational/Journal - AERA, Division Proposal Reviewer - 1995-1998
  •   - AERA Confluent Ed. SIG, Program Co-Chair - 1995-1998
  •   - Basic Reading Inventory, 7th ed., Reviewer - 1996
  •   - ASHE-ERIC Higher Ed. Reports, Text Reviewer - 1999
  •   - American Educational Research, Proposal Reviewer - 1994-2000
  •   - NRC Teacher Ed. Study Group, Technology Conversation Leader - 1996-1998
  •   - TN Association of Middle School, Board of Directors - 1997-2000
  •   - Reading Horizons, Manuscript Reviewer - 1997-2001
  •   - The Journal of Teacher Education, Manuscript Reviewer - 1994-2000
  •   - TN State Department of Education, K-8 Literacy Curriculum Committee - 2001
  •   - Wadsworth Thomson Learning, Text Reviewer - 2001-2002
  •   - Allyn & Bacon Publishers, Text Reviewer - 200-2002
  •   - TN State Department of Education, Reading Excellence Act Application - 2001-2003
  •   - International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, Reviewer - 2010
  •   - Access Reading in Memphis (ARM), Chair - 2000-2003
  •   - Memphis City Schools, Literacy Advisory Board - 2000-2003
  •   - It's Time to Read, Advisory Board - 2001-2005
  •   - National Reading Conference (NRC), Proposal Reviewer - 1993-2011
  •   - The Professional Educator, Manuscript Reviewer - 1996-2005
  •   - Reading Research & Instruction, Advisory Board - 1999-2006
  •   - Pearson Education, Text Reviewer - 2003-2005
  •   - Regional Board Member, National Conference for Community & Justice - 2005
  •   - Board of Directors, Mid South Reading Alliance, Inc. - 2006-2009
  •   - Advisory Council Member, Restructuring for Inclusive School Environments - 2005-2006
  •   - S-STEP Conference, Proposal Reviewer - 2006
  •   - Mid-South Reads, Co-chair Community Initiative Committee - 2007
  •   - Journal of Curriculum & Instruction, Manuscript Reviewer - 2007 - 2011
  •   - Studies in Continuing Education, Manuscript Reviewer - 2007
  •   - Mid-South Reads, Executive Board, Board Secretary - 2006-2009
  •   - COE Chief AACTE Representative - 2006-2009
  •   - RISE-Board of Directors - 2006-2009
  •   - TN State Department Problem Based Learning - 2009
  •   - Board Member Shelby County Books from Birth (SCBFB) - 2013-2014
  •   - SCBFB Outreach Committee - 2013-2014
  •   - SCBFB Strategic Planning Committee - 2013-2014
  •   - Literacy Research Association Proposal Reviewer - 2007-2014
  •   - International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies Reviewer - 2013
  •   - Journal of Curriculum & Instruction Reviewer - 2007-2013
Consulting
  • Voices of Love & Freedom, Center for Research in Educational Policy, The University of Memphis - 1994-1995
  • Integrating Writing and Technology, Frayser Elementary, Memphis, TN - 1994
  • Tennessee Professional Development Study, Center for Research in Educational Policy, The University of Memphis - 1995
  • Portfolio Implementation at Collierville High School, Shelby County Schools - 1995
  • Memphis City Schools Standards Project - 1995-1996
  • English/Language Arts Content Specialist, Memphis City Schools - 1995-1996
  • New American Schools Research Project, The Accelerated Schools Model, Memphis City Schools - 1996-1998
  • Evaluation of Incoming Law Student Writing Samples, School of Law, The University of Memphis - 1996-1997
  • Delta Technology Partnership, Delta State, Mississippi - 1997-1998
  • The Middle School National Faculty Reading Team, Memphis City Schools - 1998
  • English/Language Arts Performance Task Review Team, Memphis City Schools - 1998
  • Success for All Trainer and Implementation Checker - 1998-1999
  • Portfolio Assessment, Shelby County Schools - 1999
  • The Impact of Alternative School Restructuring Designs, OERI Project, The University of Memphis - 1997-2000
  • Writing Workshop, Margolin Hebrew Academy, Literacy Professional Development - 2001
  • Writing Wings Training Louisiana, Tennessee, Mississippi & Missouri - 1998-2002
  • Shelby County School System, Literacy Professional Development - 2001-2002
  • Reading Excellent Act (REA), Memphis City Schools - 2002-2004
  • St. Georges's Day School - School Wide Literacy Professional Development - 2002-2003
  • Tipton County School District - Reading Professional Development - 2002-2003
  • Hilton Hotels, Inc. - Technical Writing Training - 2003-2004
  • Tennessee State Department of Education - Reading First Consultant - 2003-2004
  • Econocom USA - Presentation Critique - 2004
  • Westwood Elementary School - School wide professional developoment in writing - 2003-2006
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Professional Development for Nurse Educators - 2004-2006
  • Rossville Christian Academy - School wide professional development in literacy - 2005
Books Published/Reviewed
  • Books
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (Eds.).  (1998).  Changing the way we grade student performance:  Classroom assessment and the new learning paradigms.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass. 
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (2000).  Using technology in K-8 literacy classrooms.  Merrill/Prentice Hall Publishers.
  • Anderson, R. S., Bauer, J. F., & Speck, B. W. (Eds.). (2002).  Assessment strategies for the online teacher:  From theory to practice.  San Francisco:  Jossey-Bass.
  • Anderson, R. S., Grant, M. M. & Speck, B. W.  (2008). Technology to teach literacy:  A resource for K-8 teachers, 2nd edition.  Merrill/Prentice Hall Publishers.
Journal Articles
  • Refereed journal publications
  • Anderson, [Sharpe], R. S. (1991). Getting an early start: Preservice teachers as teacher researchers. The Abstract, 12(2),  13-33.
  • Anderson [Sharpe], R. S., & Reid, S. S. (1992). Exit slips: Why use them? Virginia English Bulletin, 42(1), 111-113.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Coffman, G. A. (1993). Creating your own response to literacy portfolios. Kansas Journal of Reading, 9, 10-16.
  • Anderson, R. S. (1993). Influential parents: A simple recipe. Virginia English Bulletin, 43 (1), 81-82.
  • Anderson, R. S. (1994).  Using portfolios:  Questions to ponder. Tennessee Association of Middle Schools,  21(1), 4-7.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Reid, S. S.  (1994).  A collaborative conversation about learning:  Using dialogue journals for professional development.  In C. Kinzer & D. J. Leu (Eds.), Multidimensional Aspects of Literacy Research, Theory, and Practice  (pp. 361-369).  Forty-Third Yearbook of The National Reading Conference.
  • Wasson, R., Anderson, R.S., Huffman, S., & Suriani, M. (1995, July).  The implementation of “Voices of Love and Freedom”: A summative report. [Technical Report 9503], Memphis, TN: The University of Memphis, Center for Research in Educational Policy.
  • DeMeulle, L., Anderson, R. S., & Johnston, J. (1996).  Exploring synchronous on-line dialogue as a method of self-inquiry.  In T. Kvernbekk (Ed.), Considering  the researcher as human being (pp. 99-128).  Oslo, Norway:  University of Oslo.
  • Ford, M. P., Anderson, R. S., Bruneau, B. J., & Scanlan, P. A. (1996).  Student portfolios in four literacy education contexts:  Challenging decisions about evaluation and grading. In D. Leu, C. K. Kinzer,  & K. A. Hinchman (Eds.), Literacies for the 21st Century: Research and Practice.  Forth-Fifth Yearbook of the National Reading Conference.
  • DeMeulle, L., Anderson, R. S., & Johnston, J. (1996).  Exploring MOO environments for self-study.  In Empowering our future in teacher education:  Proceedings of the first international conference on self-study of teacher education practices (pp. 147-152).  East Sussex, England: The Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Special Interest Group of the American Educational Research Association.
  • Anderson, R. S., DeMeulle, L., & Knowlton, D.  (1996). Understanding portfolios in teacher education: A national perspective (CenterLines, Vol. 9, No. 1.) Memphis, TN: The University of Memphis, Center for Research on Educational Policy.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (1997).  Suggestions for responding to the dilemma of grading students writing.  English Journal, 86(1), 21-27.
  • Anderson, R. S. (1997).  Evaluation of the implementation of Accelerated Schools at Lauderdale Elementary School.  Memphis, TN:  The University of Memphis, Center for Research in Educational Policy.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Maxwell, S. (1997). Using alternative assessment practices in teacher education.  New Era in Education, 78(1), 14-18.
  • Anderson, R. S., DeMeulle, L., & Johnston, J. (1997).  Plugging in:  Using on-line collegial dialogue for self-study. Teaching Education, 8(2), 129-137.
  • Anderson, R. S. (1998).  Exit slips:  Listening and responding to students.  (The Mentor)  Memphis, TN:  The University of Memphis, Center for Academic Excellence.
  • Anderson, R. S., & DeMeulle, L. (Winter, 1998).  Portfolio use in twenty-four teacher education programs. Teacher Education Quarterly, 25(1),  23-31.
  • Johnston, J., Anderson, R. S., & DeMeulle, L. (1998). Prospects for collaborative self-study on the internet.  In M. L. Hamilton & S. Pinegar (Eds.), Reconceptualising practice:  Self-study in teacher education (pp. 208-223). Falmer Press.
  • Anderson, R. S. (1998).  Why talk about different ways to grade?:  The shift from traditional assessment to alternative assessment. In  R. S. Anderson & B. W. Speck (Eds.), How do we grade students’ performance?: Theory and practice of new learning paradigms. (pp. 5-16). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 
  •  Anderson, R. S. (1998).  Introduction. In  R. S. Anderson & B. W. Speck (Eds.), How do we grade students’ performance?: Theory and practice of new learning paradigms.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Bol, L., Nunnery, J.A., Lowther, D.L., Dietrich, A.P., Pace, J.B., Anderson, R.S., Bassoppo-Moyo, T.C., Phillipsen, L.C. (May, 1998).  Inside in and outside in:  The effects of internal and external supports for change in the New American Schools, 30)(3), 358-384,  Education and Urban Society.
  •  Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (1998). “Oh what a difference a team makes”:  Why team teaching makes a difference, 14(7), 671-686, Teaching and Teacher Education.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Maxwell, S. (1998).   Professional development school collaboration:  A portfolio inservice initiative, 20(3), 67-74, The Professional Educator.
  • Wasson, R., Anderson, R. S., & Suriani, M. (1999).  Integrating a multicultural peacebuilding strategy into a literacy curriculum.  In. L. Forcey & I. Harris (Eds.), Peacebuilding for adolescents:  Strategies for educators and community leaders.  (pp. 213-226).  Peter Lang.
  • Ross, S. M., Alberg, M., Smith, L., Anderson, R., Bol,  L., Dietrich, A., Lowther, D.,Phillipsen, L.  (1999).  Using whole-school restructuring designs to improve educational outcomes:  The Memphis Story at Year 3.  Teaching and Change. 7(2), 111-126. 
  • Anderson, R., Ford, M., McKinney, M., Roehler, L., Scanlon, P., & Bruneau, B. (2000).  Opening the portfolio again:  Conflicting viewpoints on assessment in K-12 classrooms. In  49th  Yearbook of The National Reading Conference (pp. 291-304). Chicago: National Reading Conference.
  • Bauer, J. F., & Anderson, R. S. (2000).  Evaluating students’ written performance in the online classroom.  In R. Weiss, D. S. Knowlton &  B. W. Speck (Eds.),  Principles of effective teaching in online classrooms. (pp.65-72). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 
  • Bauer, J., & Anderson, R. S. (2000).  Win with the class:  Ask for student help in designing a rubric.  (The Mentor, Vol. 2, No. 2)Memphis, TN:  The University of Memphis, Center for Academic Excellence.
  • Bauer, J. F. & Anderson, R. S. (2001, December/January).  A constructivist stretch:  Preservice teachers meet preteens in a technology-based literacy project.  Reading Online, 5(5).  Available:  http://www.readingonline.org/articles/art_asp?HREF=bauer/index.html
  • Puckett, J. B. & Anderson, R. S. (2002).  Assessing field experiences. In R. S. Anderson, J. F.  Bauer., & B. W.  Speck (Eds.), Assessment strategies for the online class: From theory to practice. (pp. 53-60).  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 
  • Anderson, R. S. & Puckett, J. B. (2003). Assessing students’ problem solving assignments.  In D. S. Knowlton, & D. Sharp (Eds.), Problem-based learning for the information age. (pp. 81-89). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. 
  • Anderson, R. S., Dietrich, A., Puckett, J.,  Scott, J. & Smith, L. (2004).  Creating literacy partnerships with middle school teachers.  Tennessee Association of Middle School(31), 54-63.
  • Roblyer, M. D. & Anderson, R. S. (2005) Technology for English and language arts instruction.  In M. D. Roblyer, Integrating Educational Technology into Teaching (287-305). Pearson Education.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Puckett, J.B. (2005) The usefulness of an online platform for capturing literacy field experiences:  Four lessons learned. Reading Research and Instruction(44), 22-46.
  • Anderson, R.S., Flynt, E.S., Hovda, R. & Johnston, J.M. (2006). Collaboration and community: Pushing boundaries through self-study, "Using storytelling to shape the future of a college of education: An appreciative inquiry approach" The Sixth International Conference on Self-Study of Techer Education Practices, Herstmonceux Castle, East Sussex, England.
  • Moberly, D.A., Puckett, J., Heeren, E., & Anderson, R. (2006). Using technology to teach reading in content areas: Nine top approaches. Tennessee Association of Middle Schools (35), 35-45.  
  • Anderson, R.S., & Balajthy, E. (2007). Exploring a literacy website that works: ReadWriteThink.org.  The Reading Teacher (61), 94-96.  
  • Anderson, R.S., & Balajthy, E. (2008). Stories about struggling readers and technology. The Reading Teacher (62), 540-542.   

     

  • Anderson, R. S., & Bauer, J.  (2010). Teaming up with reading:  Writing in the content areas.  The Tennessee Association of Middle Schools Journal.  42 (1), 4-11.
  • Anderson, R. S., Goode, G. G., & Mitchell, J. S. (2011).  Content area writing in the middle school:  How to help students revise.  The Tennessee Association of Middle Schools, 43(2), 3-10.
     
  • Goode, G. G., Mitchell, J. S., Thompson, R., & Anderson, R. S.  (2012).  Developing middle school writers:  Revision strategies that create community.  The Tennessee Association of Middle Schools, 44(1), 29-41.
  • Goode, G. G., & Anderson, R. S. (2012). Teachers’ voices:  Creating picture books with computers. In:  Pandey, A.. Essential Linguistics for Early Childhood Practitioners, P-3. Columbia.
  • Anderson, R. S., Goode, G. G., Mitchell, J. S., & Thompson, R. (2013).  Using digital tools to teach writing in K-12 classrooms.  In J. Whittingham, S. Huffman, W. Rickman, & C. Wiedmaier (Eds.), Technological tools for the literacy classroom.  (pp. 10 – 26). Hershey, PA:  IGI Global.
  • Anderson, R. S., Bauer, J. F., Lowther, L. L., & Robertson, J. S. (2013). Educational leaders: Preparing university teachers to meet student needs in online courses.  Journal of Educational Leadership, Policy and Practice, 28(1), 69-82.
  • Anderson, R. S., Goode, G. G., Mitchell, J. S., & Thompson, R. (2013). Four online discussion strategies: Perceptions of seven doctoral students.  Journal of Literacy and Technology. 14(2).
  • Anderson, R. S., Mitchell, J. S., & Thompson, R., & Trefz, K. (2014). Supporting young writers through the writing process in a paperless classroom. In R. S. Anderson & C. Mims (Eds.), Handbook of research on digital tools for writing instruction in K-12 settings. (pp. 337-362). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.
Presentations
  • Invited Presentations  
  • DeMeulle, L., Anderson, R. S. , & Johnston, J. (September, 1995). Getting connected with self and others: Using technology as a methodology for self-inquiry. Invited keynote presenter at the Conference on The Researcher as Human Being, Oslo, Norway.
  • Conferences
  • Farris, M., & Anderson [Sharpe], R. S. (1990, March). Teachers help parents help children: A thematic approach goes home! Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Council of International Reading Association, Winston-Salem, NC.
  • Cherry, T., & Anderson [Sharpe], R. S. (1990, September). The importance of using visuals in content reading, writing, and learning. Paper presented at the Uberto Price Reading and Language Arts Symposium, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.
  • Anderson [Sharpe], R. S., & Farris, M. (1991, March). Parental involvement: An action project. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Council of International Reading Association, Charlotte, NC.
  • Anderson [Sharpe], R. S. (199l, May). Teaching assistants as researchers in college classes. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, Las Vegas, NV.
  • Coffman, G. A., & Anderson [Sharpe], R. S. (1992, May). Understandings of literacy portfolios. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Reid, S. S., & Anderson [Sharpe], R. S. (1993, February). Using collegial journals for reflective research in teacher education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Educational Research Association, Clearwater, FL.
  • Strehle, E. L., Niles, J. A., & Anderson, R. S. (1993, December). Learning to teach literacy by creating instructional change during the student teaching practicum. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Niles, J. A. (1993, December). Exploring student self-assessment in a reading methods class: A democratic instructional approach. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • Reid, S. S., & Anderson, R. S. (1993, December). Studying my teaching together: Using dialogue journals for teacher research. In J. Niles (Chair), Looking critically at our own teaching: Sharing power in undergraduate literacy classes. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Charleston, SC.
  • DeMeulle, L., & Anderson, R. S. (1994, April). Evaluating professional development school collaborations. Presented at the Invisible College: American Education Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (1994, October). A day in The Memphis Urban Writing Institute. Presented at the annual meeting of the Tennessee Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & DeMeulle, L. (1994, November). Creating a culture of collaboration in a professional development school. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Nashville, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (1994, December). Constructing student teaching portfolios: A collaborative process. In M. Ford (Chair), Continuing the dialogue: Conversations about changes in teacher education programs. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Diego, CA.
  • DeMeulle, L., & Anderson, R. S. (1994, December). Building collaborative cultures through constructed knowing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Confluent Education Special Interest Group, American Educational Research Association, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Roehler, L., DeMeulle, L., Anderson, R. S., & Johnston, J. (1995, April). Thriving on the tension in school/university partnerships. Presented at Invisible College, annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • DeMeulle, L., & Anderson, R. S., & Knowlton, D. S. (1995, November). Using portfolios in the teacher education practicum: What's happening nationally? Paper presented at the annual Mid-South Educational Research Association, Biloxi, MS.
  • Anderson, R. S., Johnston, J., & DeMeulle, L. (1995, December). Self-inquiry through on-line collegial dialogue. In B. Bruneau & C. Rhodes (Chairs) Multiple methodologies for self inquiry in literacy teacher education. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Anderson, R. S. (1995, December). Encouraging all voices to be heard: Constructing collaborative student teacher portfolios. In J. Niles (Chair), Student and teacher educator portfolios: Processes and products in five contexts. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Busching, B., & Anderson, R. S. (1996, March). Growing in reflective assessment of our own practice through e-mail exchanges: Students and professors. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Council of Teachers of English, Boston, MS.
  • Anderson, R. S., DeMeulle, L., & Knowlton, D. (April, 1996). Understanding portfolios in practicum experiences: A national perspective. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, New York.  
  • Knowlton, D., Anderson, R. S., & DeMeulle, L. (November, 1996). Using portfolios in the teacher education practicum: What's happening nationally? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Tuscaloosa, AL.
  • Anderson, R. S. (November, 1996). Balancing self, peer, and teacher assessment in the portfolio process. In J. Niles (Chair), The Evolving Use of Student Portfolios: Central Issues in Six Literacy Education Contexts. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, New Orleans, LA.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (April, 1997). Working together: Studying our team teaching. In J. Richards (Chair), Expanding the knowledge base about self-inquiry: Merging academic perspectives with practitioner voices. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Anderson, R. S. (April, 1997). Advances in confluent education. Chair, SIG/Confluent Education Book Session at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Johnston, J., DeMeulle, L., & Anderson, R. S. (April, 1997). Using MOO environments for self-study. In M. L. Hamilton (Chair), Evidence of fostering change in teacher education: Snapshots from England. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Ross, S., Anderson, R. S. & Others. (November, 1997). Restructuring schools to improve educational outcomes: Formative evaluation of the New American Schools scale-up in 34 Memphis City Schools. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association, Memphis, TN.
  • McKinney, M., Roehler, L., Anderson, R. S., Bruneau, B., Scanlan, P., & Ford, M. P. (December, 1997). Learning from those who do and those who don't: After-effects of portfolio experiences in teacher education programs. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.
  • Henry, D., Anderson, R. S. (April, 1998). The effects of portfolios on beginning teachers' development as reflective practitioners. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Scanlan, P., Anderson, R. S., McKinney, M., Roehler, L., Bruneau, B., & Ford, M. P. (December, 1998). Sustaining the use of portfolios: How can we help others and ourselves? Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (December, 1998). Assessment procedures for evaluating teachers' learning about technology integration in a literacy education course. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (April, 1999). Using rubrics to assess teachers' skills, attitudes, and knowledge about technology integration. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Education Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Anderson, R. S., McKinney, M., Roehler, L., Bruneau, B., Scanlan, P., & Ford, M. P. (December, 1999). Opening the portfolio again: Conflicting viewpoints on assessment in K-12 classrooms. Roundtable presentation at the 1999 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • Anderson, R. S., Thomson, J. A., & Bauer, J. F. (December, 1999). Preservice teachers meet preteens: College class collaborates with sixth graders to write technology-based book. Roundtable presentation at the 1999 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, Florida.
  • Anderson, R. S. & Bauer, J. F. (December, 2000). ...Out with the old: Restructuring a University Reading Center. Roundtable presentation at the 2000 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, Arizona.
  • Anderson, R. S. & Puckett, J.B. (2001, December). In line with the on-line class: Using the Internet for field experience responses. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Anderson, R. S., Bond, C. L., Chapman, V., Dietrich, A., Hill-Clarke, K., Puckett, J., & Smith, L. (2001, December). Restructuring the roles of teaching assistants in the teaching and learning process. Paper presented at the 2001 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Puckett, J. B. & Anderson, R. S. (2002, May). Literacy field experiences: How do we assess on-line? Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Anderson, R. S., Dietrich, A., Puckett, J., Scott, J., & Smith, L. (2002, December). A partner model of professional development: Middle school content area literacy. Roundtable presentation at the 2002 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Puckett, J. B., & Anderson, R. S. (2002, December). An online window to the classroom: Monitoring inservice teachers' literacy field experiences. Roundtable presentation at the 2002 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL.
  • Anderson, R. S., Dietrich, A., Puckett, J., Scott, J., & Smith, L. (2003, December). Exploring peer assessment in literacy education. Roundtable presentation at the 2003 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AR.
  • Anderson, R. S., Blanton, W., Moorman, G., Puckett, J. & Roehler, L. (2003, December). Integrating technology into the curriculum: Current directions of literacy educators. Alternative symposium presentation at the 2003 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AR.
  • Anderson, R. S., Moorman, G., Puckett, J. & Roehler, L. (2004, December). Integrating technology in teacher education: A socio-cultural perspective. Alternative symposium presentation at the 2004 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Anderson, R.S. & Puckett, J. (2004, May) Learning from paraprofessional professsional development: where do we go from here? Research Poster Session at the 2004 annual meeting of The International Reading Association, Reno, Nevada.  
  • Anderson, R.S. & Roehler, L. (2005, December). The transformation of teacher education through technology integration. Alternative symposium presenation at the 2005 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Miami, FL. 
  • Anderson, R.S. & Puckett, J. (2005, February). The Memphis book club project.  Restructuring for Inclusive School Environments (RISE) Reading Conference, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R.S., Flynt, S.E., Hovda, R., & Johnston, J.M. (2006, July). Using storytelling to shape the future of a college of education.  Self-Study of Teacher Education Practices Castle Conference, Herstmonceux, East Sussex, England.  
  • Anderson, R.S. & Roehler, L. (2006, December). Advances in technology use for literacy educators. Alternative symposium presentation at the 2006 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Los Angeles, CA. 
  • Anderson, R.S., Cooter, R.B., Flynt, E.S., Hill-Clarke, K., MacGillivray, Perkins, J.H., & Scott, J. (2007 November). Urban education: Pre-K-12, community and teacher education efforts. Alternative symposium presenation at the 2007 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX. 
  • Anderson, R.S., Atkinson, T.S., Rochler, L., Alvarez, M.C., Bowling, E.C., Conley, M. Labbo, L.D., Kinzer, C.K., & Risko, V. (2007, November). Designing and using technology in literacy education courses/programs. Alternative symposium presentation at the 2007 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Austin, TX. 
  • Anderson, R.S., Herren, E.S. (2008, December). Examining reading comprehension instruction during internet projects: Nine middle school teachers' experiences. Presented at the 2008 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.  
  • Anderson, R.S., Conley, M.W., Alvey, T., Keyes, C., Risko, V.J., Kinzer, C.K., Lohnes, S., Hoffman, D., Turkay, S., Alvarez, M., Labbo, L., Love, M.S., Roehler, L. (2008, December). The multiple roles, dilemmas and opportunities in using technology in teacher preparation and literacy. Alternative Symposium presentation at the 2008 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Orlando, FL.  
  • Seed, A., Anderson, R., Faber, J., & Pollmuller, C. (2009, March). Strengthening our teams through team building activities.18th Annual International Leadership Conference for Post-Secondary Leaders, Nashville, TN. 
  • Anderson, R. S., Conley, M. W., Alvey, T., Keyes, C., Risko, V. J., Kinzer, C. K., (2009, December).  Crossing the digital divide:  Integrating technology into the classroom to build a better world.  Alternative symposium at the 2009 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
  • Linz, W. J. & Anderson, R. S., (2010, December).  Exploring beginning teachers’ perceptions:  A secondary analysis of tracking.  Roundtable presentation at the 2010 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Anderson, R. S., Bauer, J. F., & Robertson, J. (2010, December).  Q&A’s about online teaching and learning:  Seven experienced instructors’ answers. Alternative symposium presentation at the 2010 annual meeting of the National Reading Conference, Forth Worth, TX.
  • Goode, G., & R. S. Anderson (2011, July).  Technology meets writing:  The writing workshop in the 21st Century.  Workshop presented at the 2011 summer conference of The Martin Institute For Teacher Excellence, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., Goode, G., Mitchell, J., & R. Thompson. (2011, December). Problem-based learning as a literacy tool in asynchronous online discussion boards. Poster presentation at the 2011annual meeting of the Tennessee Reading Association, Murfreesboro, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., Goode, G., Mitchell, J., & Thompson, R.  (2011, December). Expanding access, knowledge and participation in online discussions:  The effectiveness of four instructional strategies.  Roundtable  presentation at the 2011 annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Anderson, R. S., Goode, G., Mitchell, J., & Thompson, R.  (2011, December). Problem-based learning as a literacy tool in asynchronous online discussion boards. Poster presentation at the 2011annual meeting of the Tennessee Reading Association, Murfreesboro, TN. 
  • Anderson, R. S., Goode, G., Mitchell, J., & Thompson, R.  (2012, November). Investigating 21st century literacies in two secondary settings:  Using digital tools to teach writing. Roundtable  presentation at the 2012 annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, San Diego, CA.
  • Anderson, R. S.,  & Lowther, D.  (2012, April).  Secondary education leaders:  Creating caring online learning communities. Q&A’s about online teaching and learning. Paper presentation  at the 2012 NZEALS Conference, Tauranga, New Zealand.
  • Goode, G., Mitchell, J., Thompson, R., & Anderson, R. S. (2012, July).  Publish it!  Using technology to share students' writing.  Workshop presented at the 2012 summer conference of The Martin Institute For Teacher Excellence, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Lowther, D. (2013, April).  Providing faculty support for creating effective online syllabi.  Paper presented at The Chair Academy's 22nd Annual International Leadership Conference, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Inservice Presentations

    Nelson, B., Anderson [Sharpe], R. S., & Fortney, S. (October, 1990). Word processing and students with learning disabilities. Presented to Special Educators of Montgomery County Schools, Christiansburg, VA.  

  • Anderson [Sharpe], R. S. ( November, 1992). Literacy portfolios. Presented at the New River Valley Whole Language Support Group and The Whole Language Umbrella, Blacksburg, VA.
  • Anderson, R. S. (April & May, 1994). Process writing in the elementary school. Inservice at Oakhaven Elementary School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (June, 1994). Using portfolios in elementary classrooms. Inservice at Riverdale Elementary School, Germantown, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. and others (August, 1994). Voices of Love & Freedom: A pilot project. Presentation at Oakhaven Elementary School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Snider, M. (September, 1994). Using portfolios in K-2 classrooms. Inservice at Frayser Elementary School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., Maxwell, S., & 5th grade teachers from Riverdale Elementary. (February, 1995). Sharing our stories about portfolios. Inservice at Keystone Elementary School, Memphis, TN.
  • Moore, S., & Anderson, R. S. (March, 1995). Writing strategies in the elementary classroom. Inservice at Grahamwood Elementary School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (February, 1996). Process writing in K-12 classrooms. Inservice for Professional Development School Teachers, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (August, 1996). Portfolio assessment in elementary classrooms. Inservice at Sheffield Elementary, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (October, 1996). Using portfolios in elementary classrooms. Inservice at Rozelle Elementary, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (November, 1996). Using the writing workshop in elementary classrooms. Inservice at Charjean Elementary, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (June, 1997). K-12 evaluation strategies. Inservice for the TN Department of Education, Northeast Middle School, Jackson, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (June, 1997). K-12 evaluation strategies. Inservice for the TN Department of Education, Lenoir City High School, Lenoir, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (April, 1997). Developing Thematic Units. Inservice at Lauderdale Elementary, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S., & Speck, B. W. (June, 1997). K-12 evaluation strategies. Inservice for the TN Department of Education, Stuart Burns Elementary, Nashville, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (September, 1997). Developing portfolios with 5th & 6th graders. Inservice at Campus School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (October, 1997). Portfolios across the curriculum. Inservice for The Writing Across the Curriculum Workshop, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (February, 1998). Grading students' performance. Panel discussant for the Center for Academic Excellence, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (March, 1998). Reading aloud to parents and children. Presenter, Campus School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (August, 1999). Grading and holding office hours. TA Orientation, The University of Memphis, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (October, 2000). Linking reading and writing in K-8 classrooms. Lausanne School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (November, 2000). Linking reading and writing in K-8 classrooms. Caldwell Elementary School, Memphis, TN.
  • Anderson, R. S. (2000-present). Numerous literacy presentations in various Memphis City Schools, Shelby County Schools, Tipton County Schools and local private schools.

Appendix A - Teaching Experience

  • RDNG 7545 - Teaching Reading in the Subject Matter Areas
  • ICL 7304 - Writing Theory and Practice
  • RDNG 7553 - Foundations of Literacy Development in Grades K-4