Susan Perry, Ed.D.

Assistant Professor

Mashburn 130

(501) 450-5476

Educational Background

Ed.S., (2004) University of Arkansas at Little Rock, Reading (Postdoctoral)

Ed.D., (2002) University of Arkansas at Little Rock, College Teaching

M.Ed., (1995) Loyola University Maryland, Special Education

B.S., (1993) Oklahoma State University, Elementary Education

Teaching Field Specialization

Intervention for Children with Dyslexia, Curriculum Design, Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties, Foundations of Teaching Reading, Principles of Literacy and Cognition, Response to Intervention, Intro to Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood, Elementary, and Middle School Language Arts/Writing, Exceptional Children/Adolescents, Educational Psychology, Children’s Literature, Supervision of Student Teaching, Literacy Coaching Practicum, and Seminar in Reading

Research Interests and Areas

Perry, S. (2016). The role of executive function in literacy acquisition. Paper presented at Arkansas Reading Association Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Perry, S. & Behrend, J. (2014). Teachers working together for children: Using a comprehensive intervention approach to meet student needs. In L. Dorn, M.A. Poparad, and B. Schubert. (Eds.). Changing minds, changing schools, changing systems: A comprehensive literacy design for school improvement (Chapter 8). Hameray, CA.

Perry, S., & Franklin, K. (2006). I’m not the gingerbread man! Exploring the experiences of college students diagnosed with AD/HD. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability,19 (1), 92-107.

Specialty Areas

RtI implementation and differentiation, curriculum development specifically related to code versus meaning-based levelized texts, differing characteristics of norm-referenced assessment results of children with dyslexia and ADD, and the improvement of teacher education programs in preparing undergraduate and graduate students to work with the K-12 population of children exhibiting characteristics of having a reading disorder