Stephen Kucer
PROFESSOR, EDUCATION 360-546-9429 VUB 334 14204 NE SALMON CREEK AVE https://education.wsu.edu/skucer/
CURRICULUM VITAE

 

Research interests

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.

Teaching/professional interests

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.

Recent accomplishments

  • 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

Educational background

  • 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