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Celeste C. (CC) Bates

Associate Professor, Literacy Education; Director of the Clemson University Reading Recovery and Early Literacy Training Center for South Carolina

Office: 400 Gantt Circle
Phone: 864-656-4506
Vita: Click Here

Educational Background

Ph.D. Language and Literacy
Georgia State University 2003

M.A.T. Early Childhood
University of South Carolina 1993

B.A. Media Arts
University of South Carolina 1991


Dr. Bates is currently the principal investigator on two large grants that together total over $2,000,000. Dr. Bates and Computer Science Ph.D. student, Sam Bryfczynski, developed the Record of Reading, an iOS app that assists with oral reading assessment. The Record of Reading received the InnoVision Award in 2015 and to date has been downloaded over 170,000 times. Her work has been published in The Reading Teacher, Young Children, and The Journal of Digital Learning in Teacher Education.

Courses Taught

EDLT 9370
EDLT 9380
EDLT 8860
EDLT 8870
EDLT 8840
EDLT 8850

Research Interests

Technological innovations to support professional development
Reading and writing difficulties
Differentiated reading instruction in the primary grades