NC State
The Literacy Space

About the Literacy Space

The Literacy Space is a collection of projects and initiatives in literacy education in the NC State University College of Education. It serves as an intellectual hub that aims to undertake, disseminate, and apply rigorous research and innovation to support the implementation of evidence-based practices in literacy for K-6 students from diverse economic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds.

 

Our Mission

The Literacy Space is committed to translating rigorous research into effective practice to:

  • Facilitate innovative professional learning opportunities for literacy educators; 
  • Provide children with meaningful literacy learning opportunities through individualized  tutoring services;
  • Improve students’ reading and writing by developing and applying instructional strategies, curricula, and intervention models;
  • Build and sustain the positive and engaged school, family, and community partnerships; and
  • Engage in leadership development and mentoring activities to support researchers, policymakers, and educational stakeholders to benefit students’ literacy development.

 

Directors

Dennis Davis, Ph.D. ddavis6@ncsu.edu

Dennis is an Associate Professor of Literacy Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences in the NCSU College of Education. Dennis’ research and professional development activities focus on upper elementary and middle grades literacy instruction with an emphasis on reading comprehension, assessment, and intervention supports for students when they have difficulties in reading.

Dennis’ faculty webpage

 

Jackie Eunjung Relyea, Ph.D.  jrelyea@ncsu.edu

Jackie is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education in the Department of Teacher Education and Learning Sciences in the NCSU College of Education. Jackie’s research focuses on academic language and reading development of young children from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Her studies have included the development and evaluation of literacy intervention designed to improve children’s vocabulary and domain knowledge, reading comprehension, and reading engagement.

Jackie’s faculty webpage