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J Helen Perkins

Assoc Professor, Instruction Curriculum Leadership
Campus: Main
Office Phone: (901) 678-4195
Areas of Expertise:
Urban Literacy

About the Expert:
I am published in the area of Literacy/Urban Literacy. I serve as the Co-Editor of the Number One Reading journal in the world, The Reading Teacher/International Reading Association. Also serve as PI of a $16 million grant for Literacy in the Content Areas. I have also been PI of other Professional Development Projects concerning the academy model, enhancing the teacher's knowledge in literacy through Graduate Level Reading Courses.