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Lambert, Judy, Ph.D.


Doctor of Philosophy  Ball State University, Muncie IN - 1982

Office: Nursing Education 408

Telephone: (920) 424-4163


Areas of Expertise

  • Elementary Literacy
  • Literacy Assessment
  • Writing Instruction

    Brief Bio

    Originally from northern Indiana, I began my teaching career in Macon, Georgia, where I was a fifth and second grade classroom teacher. Second grade has always been my favorite grade. After obtaining my Master's from Georgia College, I returned to Ball State University in Indiana to complete my Ph.D. During this time I taught in a Language Experience Laboratory for Toddlers and did extensive literacy assessment in the Reading Clinic. My first college teaching experience was at the University of Arkansas at Monticello (UAM). I was there for four years and had the opportunity to not only work with undergraduate and graduate students,  but also gain experience providing reading and writing workshops for elementary, junior high, and high school students. I also developed and directed the College Reading Program at UAM. So I have experience with learners of all ages. In 1985, I accepted a position at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Since then, I met and married my husband and we have made Oshkosh our home. My love of reading and traveling do much to inform and enrich my teaching and my love of my three dogs does much to enrich my life. I teach both graduate students in the Master's in Reading program and undergraduates in the Professional Education Program. In all, I have taught over 20 different literacy education courses. From 1994-2003, I was the Reading Education department chair and graduate program coordinator.

    I have had over 20 manuscripts, both juried and invited, published in a variety of forums such as the Journal of Reading, Journal of Educational Research and Wisconsin State Reading Association Journal. I have completed many funded research projects. Topics of my research, to list a few, have included children's writing, multicultural trade books, mentoring programs, and college remedial reading programs. I have had 21 grants funded at the local, university or state level. I have done well over 70 professional presentations at all levels from local to international and presented numerous in service program. Currently I am active in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Program. I am also a Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction Professional Development Plan Verifier. Currently my focus has been on helping teachers in the field expand their professional development. I have recently planned and implemented week long Raising Literacy Standards Institutes to meet the professional development needs of school districts.

    Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: Fall 1985
    Years of P-12 Experience: 4 Years

    Classes Typically Taught

    • Elementary Reading Methods and Strategies
    • Assessing and Planning for Literacy Instruction
    • Literacy and Language in the Content Areas
    • Literacy Assessment
    • Practicum in Reading
    • Exemplary Practices: Special Topics (Raising Literacy Standards, Sustaining Professional Development)
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