Dr. Wolfram Verlaan Department Chair and Associate Professor, CURRICULUM & INSTRUCTION Biography Dr. Wolfram Verlaan's Curriculum Vitae Education Ph.D., Curriculum & Instruction, Texas A&M University, 2012 M.S., Elementary Education, Texas A&M University, 2003 B.S., Systems Science, University of West Florida, 1984 Classes Taught ED 405 - Teaching Reading in the Intermediate Grades ED 408 - Teaching Reading in the Content Area ED 413 - Literature for Children and Adolescents ED 497 - Supervision of Internship (Student Teaching) ED 510 - Foundations of Literacy ED 605 - Reading Research and Instruction ED 608 - Expanding Reading Ability in Content Area Instruction ED 612 - Reading Diagnosis and Acceleration ED 690 - M. ED. Action Research Project ED 691 - Portfolio Seminar and Symposium ED 696 - Reading Specialist Internship Affiliations International Literacy Association (ILA) ILA Special Interest Group (SIG): Specialized Literacy Professionals Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER) Literacy Research Association (LRA) National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Alabama Reading Association Honors and Awards Outstanding Author Contribution in the 2016 Emerald Publishing Literati Network Awards for Excellence for the chapter “Using Video-reflection with Pre-Service Teachers: A Cautionary Tale” published in Literacy Research, Practice and Evaluation International Reading Association’s 2014 Outstanding Dissertation Award – Finalist American Education Week’s 2014 Teacher of the Year Award for the UAH College of Education Selected Publications Verlaan, W.E. (2018). Through the mind’s eye: Using multi-modal assignments to build engagement and comprehension. Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 61(4), 453 – 456. doi: 10.1002/jaal.696 Verlaan, W.E., Pearce, D., & Zeng, G. (2017). Revisiting Sticht: The changing nature of the relationship between listening comprehension and reading comprehension among upper elementary and middle school students over the last 50 years. Literacy Research and Instruction, 56(2), 176-197. doi: 10.1080/19388071.2016.1275070 Ortlieb, E., Cheek, Jr., E.H., & Verlaan, W.E. (Eds.) (2016). Literacy Research, Practice, and Evaluation: Vol. 7. Writing instruction to support literacy success. Bingley, UK: Emerald Group. Verlaan, W.E., Shull, M., Mims, M., & Nelson, G. (2016). Using portfolios and student-led conferences to increase student motivation and parental engagement. In E. Martinez, J. Pilgrim, D. Kern, E. Ortlieb, L. Sharp, & W. Verlaan (Eds.), What’s hot in literacy: 2016 Literacy Summit Yearbook (Vol. 2) (pp. 43-51). San Antonio: TX: Specialized Literacy Professionals and the Texas Association for Literacy Educators. Verlaan, W.E., & Verlaan, S. (2015). Using video-reflection with pre-service teachers: A cautionary tale. In E. Ortlieb, L. Shanahan, & M. McVee (Eds.), Video reflection in literacy teacher education and development: Lessons from research and practice (pp. 151–171). Bingley, UK: Emerald Group. Verlaan, W.E., Ingraham, K., & Smith, J. (2014). “I’m a boy and I don’t like pink!”: The influence of book covers on male elementary students’ text selection. In E. Martinez, L. Sharp, J. Pilgrim, & P. Durham (Eds.), Texas Association for Literacy Education Yearbook Volume 2: Building momentum (pp.36-47). San Antonio, TX: The University of the Incarnate Word. Verlaan, W.E., Ortlieb, E., & Verlaan, S. (2014). Developing argument writing through evidence-based responses to student-generated questions. Voices from the Middle, 21(3), 34-40. O’Brien, J. & Verlaan, W.E. (2013). 500 years of Spanish exploration and settlement: Children’s literature. Social Education, 77(1), 28-31. Verlaan, W.E., & Ortlieb, E. (2012). Reading while listening: Improving struggling adolescent readers’ comprehension through the use of digital audio recordings. In J. Cassidy, S. Grote-Garcia, E. Martinez, & R. Garcia (Eds.), What’s Hot in Literacy 2012 Yearbook (pp. 30-36). San Antonio, TX: The University of the Incarnate Word. Verlaan, W.E. (2010). Making writing count: Writing as a means of improving mathematics learning. In J. Cassidy, S. Garrett, & M. Sailors (Eds.). Literacy Coaching: Research & Practice: 2009 CEDER Yearbook (pp. 179 - 198). Corpus Christi, TX: Center for Educational Development, Evaluation, and Research; Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi College of Education.