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Photo of Debra Porter, Assistant Professor

Dr. Debra Porter

Associate Professor, Special Reading Certificate Program Coordinator
Elementary Education

dporter@semo.edu
573.986.6171

Office: Scully  313H


Vita

“Although it may seem difficult now, it will be worth it in the end.” ~ Dr. Debi Porter


Education

  • Ed.D. Saint Louis University
  • M.A. Lindenwood University
  • B.S. Lindenwood University

Certifications

  • Reading Specialist, K-12, Missouri Career Certificate
  • Elementary Education, 1-8 Missouri Life-time Certificate

Courses Taught

  • Reading in the Secondary Content Areas (graduate) Meeting the Needs of the Struggling Reader (undergraduate)
  • Early and Emergent Literacy Instruction (undergraduate)
  • Intermediate and Middle School Literacy Instruction (undergraduate)
  • Classroom Management and Theories of Learning (undergraduate)
  • Content Area Reading (undergraduate)
  • Effective Literacy Instruction at the Middle and Secondary Level (undergraduate)
  • Elementary Reading Methods (graduate)
  • Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Area (graduate)
  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (graduate)
  • Elementary Reading Methods (undergraduate)
  • Teaching Reading in the Secondary Content Area (undergraduate)
  • Reading and Writing Across the Curriculum (undergraduate)
  • Diagnostics and Correction of Reading Disabilities (graduate)
  • Differentiated Instruction at the Secondary Content Area (graduate)
  • Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Disabilities (undergraduate)

Recent Publications

  • Porter, D., Rush, D., Wood, J. & Bohannon, L. (2016) First do no harm: A title I Natural Quasi - Experiment, Journal of Education and Human Development, 5(2), pp. 62-73 Peer-reviewed
  • Porter, D., Rush, D., Wood, J. & Bohannon, L. (2016) Pull out programs: Asset or impediment? Teaching to Lead: Missouri Professors of Educational Administration, 7(1)
  • Bohannon, R. L., Porter, D. (2016), Effectiveness of Computer Technology Strategies to Improve Comprehension, The Oklahoma Reader, 52 (1), 6-13 Peer-reviewed

Recent Presentations

  • Porter, D. & Bohannon, L. (2015, July) Teach a Child to Read and Build a Community, Presented at the International Literacy Association Conference (I.L.A.) Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO
  • Zou, M. & Porter, D. (2015, March) The Road to Quality: QM an Online Course, Presented at the Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV

Contact

573.651.2122
jwooldridge@semo.edu
Scully 313
Dept. of Elem., Early & Special Edu.
One University Plaza, MS 5575
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701