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Charline Barnes Rowland, Ed.D.

Associate Professor, Literacy Education

West Virginia University
College of Education and Human Services
Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies

Office: 604C Allen Hall
Phone: (304) 293-8246

Dr. Charline Barnes Rowland is an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies, College of Education & Human Services, at West Virginia University (WVU).  She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the Literacy Education program. 

Dr. Rowland, a product of New York City public schools, received her Ed.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and Statue University (Virginia Tech), her M.A. in Reading Education from George Washington University, and her B.A. in English Education & Psychology from Syracuse University.  Dr. Rowland holds certifications in English (7-12), Reading Specialists, Middle & Secondary School Administration (Principal) and Adult Education.  A former public school classroom teacher and reading specialist, she served on the faculties of several institutions in the Midwest prior to joining to WVU. 

Dr. Rowland is past board member of International Literacy Association (formerly International Reading Association), and past trustee for the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Research Foundation.  In Spring 2003, Dr. Rowland was a U.S. Fulbright Scholar at the University of West Indies (UWI) in Barbados where she worked with Caribbean teachers on improving children’s literacy through instructional strategies and multicultural books.  She is also a recipient of the CASTL Fellowship from Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching (2006) and IRA Jerry Johns Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award (2012). 

Her research interests are literacy leadership, methods and materials of literacy instruction, global issues in curriculum and instruction and professional development of educators. 

She has been Director of Student Membership for West Virginia Reading Association, a state council of the International Reading Association.  She is also Statewide Campus Director for Health Sciences Technology academy (HSTA), a pre-college preparatory program for disadvantaged high school students in West Virginia. 

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