Dr. Emily Dean
Dr. Emily Ocker Dean, associate professor of education and
director of the HSU Center for Literacy and Learning, graduated with a Bachelor
of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Early Childhood
Education from Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, in 1997.
For several years, she taught first and second grades in
Central and East Texas. In 2002, she received a Master of Education in curriculum
and instruction with a specialization in reading from Texas A&M University.
She continued her graduate work at Texas A&M, graduating in 2007 with a
Doctor of Philosophy in curriculum and instruction.
She holds valid Texas teaching certificates as a general
education classroom teacher and a reading specialist. Dean currently teaches
courses in beginning literacy and classroom organization of reading
instruction. Additionally, she trains dyslexia interventionists and serves as a
community resource on dyslexia and related reading difficulties.
Dean is actively involved in serving children
and adults with dyslexia through the International Dyslexia Association.
Additionally, she serves the Abilene community through work with several
community organizations. In her free time, Dean enjoys a variety of activities
with her husband and three children and is actively involved at her church.
- Bachelor of Science, Interdisciplinary Studies, Texas State University - San Marcos, 1997
- Master of Education, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University - College Station, 2002
- Doctor of Philosophy, Curriculum and Instruction, Texas A&M University - College Station, 2007