Linda Haling, Ed.D.

Leadership, Literacy, and Social Foundations

Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction (2005),  Master's in Reading (1996), Bachelor's in English (1993) | Illinois State University

Areas of Expertise: 
Reading Assessment
Adolescent Literature
Adolescent Literacy
Middle School

I am a graduate of Illinois State University and hold a bachelor’s degree in English, a master’s degree in Reading, and an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction. I began my teaching career as a reading specialist for grades 1-8 and then taught 7th and 8th grade language arts for five years. I joined the faculty at Illinois State University in 2005 in the department of Curriculum and Instruction. I have taught both graduate and undergraduate courses focused on reading and middle-level education.

My philosophy of teaching focuses on three components of learning: collaboration, reflection, and responsibility.  I believe that students are more engaged and the potential for learning is strengthened when the construction of knowledge is a collaborative process, when students consistently reflect on their own learning and processes for learning, and when they take responsibility for their own learning.

My scholarship has consistently focused on three general areas of literacy: independent reading, adolescent literacy and literature, and reading assessment. More recently, however, I have added an additional research area relative to technology and its impact on one or more of the above research foci.

Date of First Employment at UW Oshkosh: July 2018
Years of P-12 Experience: 6 Years