Corrine Wickens, Ph.D.
Professor, Literacy Education


Curriculum and Instruction


  • Ph.D., Texas A & M University
  • M.Ed., Texas A & M University
  • B.A., Indiana University

Research Interests 

Professor Wickens teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in secondary content area literacy instruction. Her research interests examine the intersections of sexuality and schooling, adolescent literacy, and young adult literature.

Recent Publications

  • Manderino, M. A., Wickens, C. M., & Glover, E. A. (2015). Classroom blogging to develop disciplinary literacy. Pytash, K., Ferdig, R., & Rasinski, T. (Eds.), Using Technology to Enhance Reading: Innovative Approaches to Literacy Instruction. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Wickens, C. M., Manderino, M., & Glover, E. A. (2015, March). Developing disciplinary literacy through classroom blogging. Voices from the Middle, 22(3), 24-32.
  • Cohen, J.A, & Wickens, C. M. (2015, February). Speaking English and the loss of heritage language. TESL-EJ: Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language, 18(4)
  • Manderino, M., & Wickens, C. M. (2014). Addressing disciplinary literacy in the Common Core standards. Illinois Council of Reading Journal, 42(2), 28-39.

Notable Accomplishments

  • 2008 Qualitative Research SIG (AERA) Dissertation of the Year Award
  • Texas Center for the Advancement of Literacy and Learning Fellowship 2006-2007- $25,000

Courses Taught

  • LTRE 311 Content Area Literact Instruction
  • LTRE 511 Teaching Reading in the Content Areas

Corrine Wickens


Graham Hall 119J

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