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2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Reading and Language Arts

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490A Pawley Hall (248) 370-3054
Fax: (248) 370-4367

Department Website:


Chairperson: Linda M. Pavonetti

Professors emeriti: Richard F. Barron, Jane Bingham, Gloria T. Blatt, Robert J. Christina, George E.Coon, W. Dorsey Hammond, Toni Walters

Distinguished professor: Ronald L. Cramer

Professors: John E. McEneaney, Linda Pavonetti, Robert M. Schwartz

Associate professors: Tanya M. Christ, James F. Cipielewski, S. Rebecca Leigh, Ledong Li, Mary K. Lose, Gwendolyn M. McMillon, Anne E. Porter

Assistant professors: Bong Gee Jang

Visiting assistant professor:  Lizabeth Guzniczak, Sue Ann Sharma


As a department within the School of Education and Human Services, the instructional staff of the Reading and Language Arts Department offers courses in reading, language arts, instructional systems technology and children’s literature at the undergraduate level for students pursuing a career in teaching. For detailed information and the requirements of an Elementary Education Bachelor of Science degree with a major (36 credits) or minor (24 credits) in Language Arts, please go to the on-line academic catalog: (

The department offers a master’s degree program in reading and language arts, certificate programs in digital literacy and learning, post-master’s certificate programs, K-12 reading specialist endorsements, and a doctor of philosophy degree in reading education.

Schedule of classes

Specific offerings for each semester may be found in the Schedule of Classes:


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