Kerry C. Coovert

Assistant Professor
Full-Time Faculty
School of Education and Health Sciences: Teacher Education

  • Location: College Park Center, Room 680C
  • Phone: 937-229-3379
  • Email: Contact

Courses Taught

  • EDT 341/EDT 571 Language Development and Emerging Literacy
  • EDT 350 Foundations of Literacy Development
  • EDT 450 Phonics, Spelling, and Vocabulary
  • EDT 452 Reading and Writing in Content Areas
  • EDT 454 Methods for Literacy of Assessment and Instruction in Early Childhood Education
  • EDT 473 Student Teaching
  • EDT 605 Advanced Reading and Language Arts


  • B.S., Elementary Education, University of Dayton
  • M.A., Teaching, Marygrove College
  • Ed.D., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Cincinnati

Professional Activities

  • Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • National Reading Council
  • International Reading Association
  • Ohio Reading Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi Fraternity
  • Ohio Education Association
  • National Education Association

Research Interests

  • Professional development
  • Literacy
  • Diverse students
  • English language learners
  • Curriculum

Selected Publications

  • Aikhionbare, C., J. Barmore, E. Bengu, M. Brydon-Miller, C. Carnahan, D. Carson, K. Coovert, K., et al. (2006). Postcards to Paulo: Applying the Pedagogical Princiles of Freire to the Study of Freire. AR Expeditions,
  • Action Research Team. (2008). Postcards to Paulo: Enacting critical pedagogy in the action research classroom. Journal of Thought, Spring-Summer:11-20.
  • Coovert, K. (2009). What Role Does Culturally Responsive Teaching Play in Minority Literacy Education? Ohio Journal of Teacher Education, Fall 2009.
  • Coovert, K. (In press). Are Parents Sufficiently Focused on Issues of Standards and Accountability? Debating Issues in American Education.