Dr. Anne McGill-Franzen
Professor and Reading Center Director
The Reading Center is a professional community of UT literacy faculty and doctoral students who work collaboratively with preservice and inservice teachers and administrators in the East TN region and conduct nationally recognized research in reading. It is a venue for professional development for teachers as well as a place where graduate students can participate in the practica experiences required for TN PreK-12 Reading Specialist License (PDF).
Members of the community--adolescents and adults as well as children-- are tutored free of charge at The Reading Center by graduate students in the practicum courses under the supervision of faculty. For more information about tutoring, contact Patti Fagg at 865-974-5448 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The Reading Center library, partially supported by an endowment and technology grant, offers professional journals to teachers and parents, tradebooks and instructional materials for tutors, and the latest technology to assist struggling readers. Click here for more information on the reading degree programs offered at UT.
Reading Center Doctoral Students
Former Doctoral Students - Where are they now?
Elizabeth Swaggerty, 2006, Assistant Professor, Eastern Carolina University
Danielle Dennis, 2007, Associate Professor, University of South Florida
Steve Duncan, 2008, Language Arts Specialist, Roane County Schools
Jan Blake, 2008, Assistant Professor, University of South Florida
Wendy Meller, 2008, Assistant Professor, Rowan University
Rebecca Payne, 2008, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama
Maria Cahill, 2009, Assistant Professor, Texas Womens University
Jennifer Jordan, 2009, First Grade Teacher, Farragut Primary, Knox County Schools
Melba Roberts, 2009, Teacher, Heritage High School, Blount County Schools
Maria Cahill, 2009: Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky
Jennifer Jordan, 2009: Clinical Professor, University of Tennessee
Katie Solic,2011, Assistant Professor, West Chester University
Hannah Dostal,2011: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Rachael Gabriel,2011: Assistant Professor, University of Connecticut
Renee Moran, 2013: East Tennessee State University
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