Wendy Farkas


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Researcher Bio

Assistant Professor Ph.D., Oakland University M.A., B.A., University of Michigan - Flint

Professor Farkas is currently working on the last two chapters of her dissertation in the field of reading research at Oakland University. She has enjoyed her career as a middle school and high school English teacher for thirteen years and as a literacy specialist for three years. She has also enjoyed teaching reading and composition at Oakland University and Saginaw Valley State University for the last three years. Her research interests include exploring facets of adolescent and adult literacy, including program design, implementation, and evaluation. Recent manuscripts include “Making meaning with money: Efferent reading @” in the LRA Yearbook, and “Evaluating a Middle School English Language Arts Program: A Mixed-Methods Approach” paper to be submitted for publication in the LRA Yearbook. She is also preparing a manuscript for the Literacy Research Journal: “Connecting the Dots: Program Design, Implementation and Evaluation at the Middle School Level.” Professor Farkas has presented numerous papers at national conferences; most recently, her work was accepted for presentation at the Literacy Research Association conference. She and her husband, Dave, and daughter, Sabrina, are happy to move to the Upper Peninsula where they are able to enjoy family who live in the area and where they are able to appreciate all of the natural wonders the area has to offer.


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