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Pamela J. Dunston

Associate Professor

Office: 400-B Tillman Hall
Phone: 864-656-5120
Vita: Click Here

Educational Background

PhD Reading Education
University of Georgia 1993

M.A.E. Education
Ball State University 1978

BS Education
Ball State University 1974


Pamela J. Dunston is an associate professor of literacy education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University where she teaches graduate and undergraduate courses. Her research focuses on struggling readers, adolescent literacy, and using children's literature to extend students' understanding and application of math, science, and social studies concepts. Her work has been published in scholarly journals including Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Reading Research and Instruction, and Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School. Dr. Dunston is an active member of American Educational Research Association (AERA), Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER), International Literacy Association, (ILA), and Literacy Research Association (LRA).

Courses Taught

EDLT 4600: Teaching Reading Grades 2-6
EDLT 4610: Content Area Reading: 2-6
EDLT 8100: Foundations of Reading and Writing
EDLT 8120: Assessment Strategies in Reading and Writing
EDLT 8170: Content Area Reading and Writing for Early Childhood and Elementary School Classroom Teachers
EDLT 8270: Content Area Reading and Writing for Middle and Secondary Teachers
EDLT 9440: Reading Research: Review and Critique of the Literature
EDLT 862: Clinical Research in Reading
EDLT 863: Orgnz & Superv Rdg Programs
EDLT 865: Eval & Remediation of Rdg Problems
READ 866: Practicum in Reading

Research Interests

Literacy Assessment, Struggling Readers, Adolescents' Reading and Motivation to Read, and Digital Literacy.