M.Ed. in Reading Program Coordinator/Associate Professor
Gina M. Doepker Associate Professor of Literacy Education Biography Gina M. Doepker is an associate professor in the School of Education at The University of Texas at Tyler. Doepker received her Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in Literacy Education (2007), a master’s degree in Reading Education with a reading endorsement (2002) from the University of Dayton, and a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Dayton (1994). She also received training as a qualified dyslexia screener and consultant (2015). Before going into higher education, Doepker taught sixth grade English Language Arts, Social Studies, and Science for six years at a private elementary school in Dayton, Ohio. She currently teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy education and serves as the M.Ed. in Reading Program Coordinator. Research Synopsis Doepker’s research interests include dyslexia screening and intervention, students that struggle with reading and writing, reading motivation, using alternative texts (i.e. graphic novels) during literacy instruction to increase children’s reading and writing skills, and service learning to enhance preservice teachers’ literacy content knowledge and implementation of reading and writing strategies instruction. Doepker has published several articles in peer reviewed research journals, articles in edited journals, chapters in edited books, as well as wrote an interactive online textbook, Early Literacy Applications. She has also presenter her research at international, national, state, and regional professional conferences. Her research has been published in journals, including the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching, Kappa Delta Pi Record, International Journal of Education, Active Learning in Higher Education, Multicultural Learning and Teaching, GATEWays to Teacher Education, and Ubiquity: The Journal of Literature, Literacy, and the Arts.