Ph.D. in Literacy Faculty

Brett Elizabeth Blake, Ph.D.


Brett Elizabeth Blake is a professor at St. John’s University and a Senior Research Fellow in the Vincentian Center for Social Justice and Poverty.

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction...

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Kyle DeMeo Cook, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Department of Education Specialties

Kyle DeMeo Cook, Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Education Specialties, Literacy Program at St. John’s University in New York. She completed her Ph.D. in Applied...

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Tess M. Dussling

Assistant Professor, Education Specialties

Tess M. Dussling began her educational career as a third-grade teacher in Miami, Florida, where all of her students were English language learners.

While studying at Syracuse...

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E. Francine Guastello, Ed.D.

Associate Professor & Literacy Coordinator of the Master’s and Advanced Certificate Programs in the Department of Education Specialties at St. John's University

E. Francine Guastello’s professional career in teaching spans over 44 years. She was an elementary and junior high teacher for 12 years, an elementary school principal for 16 years, worked...

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Michael Sampson, Ph.D.


Michael Sampson is an American children's writer best known for easy-to-read books that feature rhythmic and repetitive language. Sampson's first children's book, The Football That Won,...

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Olivia G. Stewart, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Education Specialties

Olivia Stewart is a graduate of Arizona State University where she studied Learning, Literacies, and Technology…

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