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Carolyn L. Cook, Ph.D.

Carolyn Cook

Professor Emerita

School of Education

Carolyn L. Cook, Ph.D., came to the Mount in 2007 after completing 25 years as a teacher in the elementary classroom in both private and public schools. She has served on the University Honors Committee and co-chaired New Faculty Orientation. She serves her department as Director of Reading and chair of the Graduate Committee. Her research includes supporting English language learners' literacy development through cultural storytelling.

  • Ph.D., Penn State University (2007)
  • M.Ed., Shippensburg University (1998)
  • B.A., Washington Bible College (1972)
  • Elementary reading & writing instruction
  • Critial pedagogy
  • Storytelling to support literacy development
  • Children's literature

Cook, C. & Taylor, M. (2012). Cultural storytelling as a motivational writing prompt for English language learners: A collaborative research endeavor. School-University Partnerships: The Journal of the National Association for Professional Development Schools, 5(2), 75-88.

Cook, C. & Voelker, A. (2010). Taking a critical stance: Using children's literature to nurture social responsibility. The Dragon Lode 29(1), 20-28.