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Ranked among the top 10 programs in the country, our degrees focus on innovative research and teaching practices. Faculty members engage students in critical inquiry and an analysis of literacy issues based on each student's experience and goals. Areas of exploration include:

  • Literacy and technology
  • Adult second-language learning
  • Multiculturalism
  • Early, elementary, and adolescent literacy
  • Children's literature
  • Inquiry-based issues of learning

Faculty and Staff

Donna E. Alvermann

  • The Omer Clyde and Elizabeth Parr Aderhold Professor in Education and Distinguished Research Professor

Tisha Lewis Ellison

  • Associate Professor

Sakeena Everett

  • Assistant Professor

Jennifer Graff

  • Associate Professor

Mary Guay

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Program Coordinator

Petros Panaou

  • Clinical Associate Professor

Contact Us

315 Aderhold Hall 110 Carlton Street Athens, Georgia 30602
  • Phone:
    706-542-4505 (general inquiries)
    706-583-8130 (student inquiries)
  • Fax: 706-542-3817
  • Email: lled@uga.edu