Dr. Shannon Henderson
Assistant Professor, Literacy Education
- Curriculum and Instruction
- Reading Education
- Ph.D. Auburn University, 2006, Reading Education
Areas of Research
Promoting Comprehension of Text through Discussion
Teacher Preparation and Professional Development
University, School, and Community Partnerships
Accelerating Progress of Struggling Literacy Learners
Shannon C. Henderson received her Ph.D. from Auburn University in Reading Education in 2006 and a post-doctoral degree in Literacy from The Ohio State University in 2007. Following her post-doctoral work at The Ohio State University, she served as an Assistant Professor and Assistant Director of the Center for Literacy Education and Research (CLEAR) at Purdue University.
Professor Henderson’s research interests include the exploration of the role of teacher responsivity in reading instruction with particular emphasis on promoting student comprehension through discussion. Her work has appeared in three International Reading Association book chapters and peer-reviewed literacy journals. She has served as both a Reading Recovery and Partnerships in Comprehensive Literacy University Trainer and has worked as a professional educator for more than seventeen years as both classroom teacher and professional educator: conducting workshops and making research presentations at the local, state, national, and international levels on topics such as comprehension instruction, coaching, literacy processing, literacy interventions, and the professional development of teachers.