Faculty & Staff

Education

Nance S. Wilson, Ph.D.

Director of Middle Childhood Education
Associate Professor

Education

  • Ph.D. University of Illinois at Chicago, Curriculum and Instruction: Language, Literacy, and Culture
  • M.Ed. University of Central Florida, Reading Education
  • B.S. New York University, Elementary Education and Secondary Education Social Studies

Areas of Expertise

  • Middle Childhood Education
  • Literacy Education
  • Children’s and Adolescent Literature
  • Reading in the Content Area
  • Metacognition

Selected Presentations

  • Zygouris-Coe, V., Wilson, N.S. & Cardullo, V., (2014, May).  Teaching & Learning with E-Readers: Promoting Deep Learning or Deep Trouble? Paper Presented at International Reading Association, New Orleans, LA.

  • Koss, M. & Wilson, N.S.  (2014, May).  Text Complexity, the CCSS, and the Texts Teachers Use in the Middle Grades. Research Poster presented at International Reading Association, New Orleans, LA.

  • Wilson, N.S. (2014, May). Authors, Teachers, and Teacher Educators:  Sharing Teachable Moments for Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades.  Session Chair and organizer at International Reading Association, New Orleans, LA.

  • Wilson, N.S. (2014, February).  Engaging Readers with the Common Core Standards through Questioning as Thinking.  Ohio Middle Level Association.  Columbus, OH.

  • Cardullo, V., Zygouris-Coe, V. & Wilson, N.S.  (2013, December). Features of the iPad that Support Text Complexity of nonfiction digital text.  Paper Presented at American Reading Forum, Sanibel Island, FL.

  • Wilson, N.S. (2013, October). Disciplinary Literacy with iPads in the Middle Grades. Ohio Council of the International Reading Association. Cincinnati, OH.

  • Wilson, N.S., Meyer, C,. & Ramirez, L. (2013, December). Do the CCSS support developmentally responsive teaching of Young Adolescents?. Paper Presented at the American Reading Forum, Sanibel Island, FL.

  • Wilson, N.S., Cardullo, V. & Zygouris-Coe, V. (2013, November).  Effective Practices for implementing iPads in the Middle Grades Classroom roundtable in Best Practice and Research from the National Professors of Middle Level Education.  Paper Presented at the Association of Middle Level Educators, Minneapolis, MN.

  • Wilson, N.S., Cardullo, V., Aronson, M. & Zygouris-Coe, V. (2013, November).  Informational Reading and Writing in the Age of E-readers and the Common Core State Standards.  Paper Presented at the Association of Middle Level Educators, Minneapolis, MN.

  • Wilson, N.S. & Koss, M. (2013, November).  Understanding text complexity of the Common Core State Standards.  Paper Presented at the Association of Middle Level Educators, Minneapolis, MN.
  • ​Wilson, N.S. & Koss, M. (April 20, 2013).  Examining the Middle School Canon.  Paper Presented at the International Reading Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Wilson, N.S. & Koss, M. (December 7, 2012).  Is there a Middle School Canon?  Paper Presented at American Reading Forum, Sanibel Island, FL.
  • Swinburne, S. & Wilson, N.S.  (November 16, 2012).  The ABC’s of the Common Core Standards and using them to make your young author’s nonfiction writing come alive!   Paper Presented at National Council of Teachers of English, Las Vegas, NV.​

Recent Publications

  • Wilson, N.S. Zygouris-Coe, V., Cardullo, V. (Chapter Accepted February 28, 2014).  Teacher Development, Support, and Training with the iPad.  In  Keengwe, S.& Maxfield, M. (Eds.).  Advancing Higher Education with Mobile Learning Technology:  Cases, Trends, and Inquiry Based Methods.

  • Cardullo, V., Zygouris-Coe, V., Wilson, N.S.  (Chapter Accepted February 28, 2014)..  The benefits and Challenges of Mobile Learning and Ubiquitous Technologies. In  Keengwe, J. (Ed.).  Promoting Active Learning through the Integration of Mobile and Ubiquitous Technologies.
  • Wilson, N.S. Zygouris-Coe, V., Cardullo, V., & Fong, J. (February 2013). Pedagogical Frameworks of Mobile Learning Technologies in Education. For publication In Keengwe, S. (Ed). Pedagogical Applications and Social Effects of Mobile Technology Integration, p. 1-24.
  • Kelley, M., Wilson, N.S., & Koss, M.D. (2012). Using Young Adult Literature to Motivate and Engage the Disengaged. In J. A. Hayn & J. S. Kaplan (eds.) Teaching Adolescent Literature Today. Lanham MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Wilson, N. (2012). Uncovering Teachers’ Beliefs Through the Development of a Vision Statement. American Reading Forum Proceedings. American Reading Online Yearbook, 32.
  • Stafford, T. & Wilson, N. (2012). The Role of Questioning as Thinking on Readers’ Ability to Interact with Text. American Reading Forum Proceedings. American Reading Online Yearbook, 32.
  • Cardullo, V., Zygouris-Coe, V., Wilson, N., Craneen, P., & Stafford, T. (2012). Exploring think-alouds and text coding for comprehension of digital-based text. American Reading Forum Proceedings. American Reading Online Yearbook, 32.
  • Wilson, N.S. (2012).   Middle School Reading Special Interest Group: Interview with the Chair.  Reading Today.  April 17, 2012.
  • Wilson, N.S. & Smetana, L. (2011) "Questioning as Thinking: A metacognitive framework to improve comprehension of expository text.  Literacy, 45, 2, 84-90.
  • Wilson, N.S. & Bai, H. (2010). The Relationships and Impact of Teachers' Metacognitive Knowledge and Pedagogical Understandings of Metacognition.   Metacognition and Learning, 5, 3, 269-288.
  • Wilson, N.S. & Kelley, M. (2010) Are Avid Readers Lurking in Your Language Arts Classroom? Reading Horizons, 50, 10, 99-112.
  • Wilson, N.S. (2011). The heart of comprehension instruction: Metacognition. California Reader, 44, 3.
  • Wilson, N.S. (2011). Using teacher observation to guide improvements. American Reading Online Yearbook, 31.
  • Blades, C. & Wilson, N.S. (2010). The Effects of High-Stakes Testing on Teachers and Administrators of a Failing School. Florida Educational Leadership, 10, 2, 7-11.

Professional affiliations

  • Ohio Association of Teacher Educators
  • Association of Middle Level Educators
  • Ohio Association of Middle Level Educators
  • National Middle Level Professors
  • Ohio Middle Level Professors
  • American Reading Forum
  • Literacy Research Association
  • International Reading Association
  • National Council Teachers of English

Recent Awards and Recognition

  • Graduate Faculty Scholar, UCF, 2011.
  • Chair, American Reading Forum, 2011 and 2012
  • Editor-In-Chief, Reading in the Middle
  • Chair, Middle School Reading Special Interest Group, International Reading Association

Contact


Nance S. Wilson
Office: ASI 280
Phone: 419-824-3718
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