Feb. 15 Literacy Research Conference to showcase ‘...

Feb. 15 Literacy Research Conference to showcase ‘high quality’ work

The second annual Literacy Research Conference 2014, sponsored by the Literacy Studies Ph.D. Program at MTSU, takes place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 15, in the College of Education building at Middle Tennessee State University.

Dr. David Dickinson

Dr. David Dickinson

Faculty and graduate students in the area have been invited to submit abstracts as the conference committee was seeking high quality research concerning literacy. This year, Dr. David Dickinson, professor in the Teaching and Learning Department at Vanderbilt University, will present the keynote address.

Dickinson is a distinguished scholar who studies young children’s language and concept development. To view some of his work in designing a preschool curriculum focused on language development, please see  More information about Dickinson can be found at

Literacy Studies encourages participants to learn more about literacy research, refine their research and share their work in a supportive scholarly setting.

For more information, contact Dr. Jwa Kim, Literacy Studies program director, at or 615-904-8419. You may also email