Stephen B. Kucer’s research interests include investigating the relationship between text processing and comprehension; understanding literacy and its instruction from a multi-dimensional perspective; and the use of thematic units for promoting both literacy and concept development.
Dr. Kucer teaches graduate courses in language and literacy education. He is a member of the Reading Commission for the National Council of Teachers of English, and on the Editorial Board of Reading Research Quarterly. Previously, Kucer was a classroom teacher for grades 4 through 6, and a reading teacher.
- Kucer, S.B. & Silva, C. (Second edition, 2012). Teaching the dimensions of literacy. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
- 2011 Chancellor’s Award for Research Excellence, Washington State University Vancouver
- Kucer, S.B. (2009). Dimensions of literacy: A conceptual base for teaching reading and writing in school settings (3rd Ed.). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Kucer, S.B. (Ed.). (2008). What research really says about teaching and learning to read. Urbana, IL: National Council of Teachers of English
- Carrasquillo, A., Kucer, S.B., & Abrams. (2004). Beyond the beginnings: Literacy interventions for upper elementary English language learners. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters LTD
- Ph.D. Language and Literacy Education, Indiana University, Bloomington, 1983
- M.S. Language and Literacy Education, Indiana University, 1978
- B.S. Elementary/Literacy Education, Indiana University, 1973