Dr. Autumn Dodge, assistant professor in the Lynchburg College School of Education, Leadership Studies, and Counseling, was part of a team of 28 literacy experts from across the United States that helped write, Standards for the Preparation of Literacy Professionals 2017.
The book, described as the “first-ever set of national standards guiding the preparation of literacy professionals,” was published by the International Literacy Association in May. “It was an amazing opportunity to work with leaders in the literacy field from across the country,” Dr. Dodge said. “My colleague here, Dr. Stefanie Copp, and I are using the new ILA 2017 Standards to guide changes and updates we’re making to our Master of Education in Reading program here at the University of Lynchburg.”
Dr. Dodge has a PhD in Educational Psychology, with a focus on language and literacy, from Michigan State University. She has taught courses in literacy on the undergraduate, master’s, and doctorate levels, and has written extensively on the subject. At Lynchburg, she teaches courses on literacy, human development, and adolescent literature.