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Earl Cheek
Earl  Cheek 
Executive Director
Patrick and Edwidge Olinde Endowed Professorship in Education
Bachelor's Degree(s): Social Studies Education, University of Georgia, 1966
Master's Degree: Education, Mercer University, 1968
PhD: Reading Education, Florida State University, 1972
Phone: (225) 578-6017
Lab Phone: (225) 578-9135
Office: 223K Peabody Hall

Area of Interest

Dr. Cheek's primary area of expertise is Reading Education, specifically assessment, diagnostic-prescriptive, grades 1-12, content reading, struggling readers, and dyslexia. He is currently the Director of the School of Education and Patrick and Edwidge Olinde Endowed Professor. He has many years of previous experience as a public school teacher.

Awards & Honors

Outstanding Louisiana Author Award

Selected Publications

C.E. Hitchens-Smith, E.T. Ortlieb, and E.H. Cheek, Jr. “Perceptions of Struggling Readers Enrolled in a Developmental Reading Course.” Global Education, 2011(1).

 

C. Fetters, E. Ortlieb, and E.H. Cheek, Jr. “Exploring Strategy-Based Reading Instruction Using Expository Science Texts in the Elementary Grades.” Studies in Literature and Language, 2(2), 2011, 113-126.

 

G. Grandstaff-Beckers and E. Cheek, Jr. “Does it Really Matter if Mommy and Daddy Can’t Read? A Position Paper on Social Responsibility.” e-Journal of Literacy and Social Responsibility, 4(1), 2011, 117-134.

 

E. Ortlieb, G. Grandstaff-Beckers, and E. Cheek, Jr. “Fostering reading Excellence at Every Level of School Through Reading Clinics.” The Clearing House, 85(1), 1-6. DOI: 10.1080/00098655.2001.601356.

 

M. Ainsworth, E. Ortlieb, E. Cheek, and C. Fetters. “First Grade Teachers’ Perception and Implementation of a Semi-Scripted Reading Curriculum.” Language and Education, 25(7), 1-14. DOI: 10.1080/09500782.2011.618540.

Other

Selected Presentations

 

National Reading Recovery and K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference, Columbus, Ohio, “Navigating Expository Text: Characteristics, Demands, and Effective Strategies,” February 8, 2011.

 

National Reading Recovery and K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference, Columbus, Ohio, “Navigating Expository Text: Characteristics, Demands, and Effective Strategies,” February 8, 2011.

 

American Educational Research Association Annual Conference and Career Development Workshop. New Orleans, Louisiana. “Building a Research Agenda,” April 12, 2011.

 

Louisiana Reading Association Conference. Lafayette, Louisiana. “Navigating Expository Text: Characteristics, Demands, and Effective Strategies,” November 8, 2011.

 

Literacy Research Association Annual Conference. “Differentiating Instruction or Responding to Individual Needs,” Session Chair, December 1, 2011.