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Stephanie Lemley, Ph.D.

Office: 357 Allen Hall
Phone: 6623254367

(Curriculum Vitae)


 University of South Florida

Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a Concentration in Literacy Studies

Cognate in Social Science Education

Dissertation: Teachers’ Beliefs, Knowledge, and Implementation of Disciplinary Literacy Pedagogy in Three Advanced Placement United States History Classrooms

Degree awarded August, 2013


University of South Florida

M.A. Reading Education

Degree awarded August, 2009


Middle Tennessee State University

B.S. Political Science/Secondary Education

Minor: Newspaper Journalism

Degree awarded May, 2006



RDG 4133: Integrating the Language Arts into the Content Areas

EDE 8623: Content Area Literacy

RDG 8133: Middle Level Content Literacy

EDE 8463 Readings and Research in Children’s Literature 



Dr. Lemley studies content-area literacy and disciplinary literacy pre-service and in-service teacher preparation and middle level literacy preparation.



Professional Organizations:

General Education

        American Educational Research Association (AERA)

        Association for Middle Level Education (AMLE)


International Reading Association (IRA)

National Council of the Teachers of English (NCTE)

American Reading Forum (ARF)

Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading (OTER)

Literacy Research Association (LRA)

Secondary Reading Council of Florida (SRCFL)

Social Studies

Mississippi Council of Social Studies (MCSS)

National Council of Social Studies (NCSS)


College Service: Discovery Committee

Department Service: Appeals Committee


Selected Publications:

Bennett, S.M. (2014, Summer). Japanese internment: A historical literacy lesson plan. Oregon Journal of Social Studies2(2), 73-79.

Bennett, S.M. (2014, April). Promoting thinking and discussion with idea circles. AMLE Magazine, 1(8), 27-28.

Hart, S.M., & Bennett, S.M. (2013). STEM preservice teachers developing disciplinary literacy pedagogy. Poster presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Francisco, CA.

Bennett, S.M., & Canaday, J. (2012). Oh no! Common core literacy standards for science? Incorporating literacy in the middle school science classroom. Reading in the Middle4(2), 2-5.

Bennett, S.M. & Richards, J.C. (2012). Fostering graduate education majors’ dispositions toward teaching content reading through a transdisciplinary approach. American Reading Forum Yearbook [Online], Vol. 32. 

Hart, S.M., & Bennett, S.M. (2012). Disciplinary literacy pedagogy development of STEM preservice teachers. Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Literacy Research Association (LRA), San Diego, CA.

Bennett, S.M. (2012). I don’t just teach social studies, I teach literacy too: Social studies education pre-service teachers beliefs about disciplinary literacy in a social studies classroom. Paper presented at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Literacy Research Association (LRA), San Diego, CA.

Richards, J.C., & Bennett, S.M.  (2012). Increasing multicultural students’ writing confidence and motivation through relational care and culturally responsive teaching: An exploratory inquiry.  The Journal of Multiculturalism in Education [Online], Vol. 8.  

Bennett, S.M. (2012).  Classroom materials (Review of the book Reading like a historian: Teaching literacy in middle and high school history classrooms by S. Wineburg, D. Martin, & C. Monte-Sano). Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy56(2), 168-170.

Bennett, S.M. (2012). Social studies methods for pre-service elementary teachers: Implications for literacy and ELL instruction. Journal of Social Studies Education Research3(1), 65-94. 

Bennett, S.M. (2011/2012). Moving beyond a single discipline: Disciplinary literacy in a social studies classroom. Journal of Content Area Reading,9(1), 51-66.

Richards, J.C., & Bennett, S.M. (2011, Spring/Summer). Supporting upper elementary students’ content literacy through a transdisciplinary framework: Crossing disciplinary boundaries in a summer camp. Journal of Reading Education36(3), 47-51


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