Assistant Professor of Literacy Education
Dr. Tuten began her work in education as a middle school English teacher in Hoboken NJ. She has also taught at the middle and high school level in London, UK, where she received an MA in British and American Literature from University College London. Upon returning to New York City, she taught for four years at an elementary school. After 16 years of classroom teaching, she obtained a doctorate in Language, Literacy, and Learning from Fordham University.
Dr. Tuten is the program coordinator for the MS in Literacy Education, Birth- Grade 6. Within the program she teaches courses in assessment and instruction of struggling readers and the literacy teacher practicum. Her current courses include:
- EDLIT 736 Diagnosis of Reading Difficulties
- ED LIT 737 Remediation of Reading Difficulties
- ED LIT 742 Literacy Practicum
Dr. Tuten is also the Project Director for a New York State Teacher Leadership Quality Program grant, a professional development school partnership with P.S. 112 and P.S. 206 in East Harlem.
Dr. Tuten’s current research interests concern teacher and family views of report cards, assessment and instruction of readers who struggle,and literacy teacher preparation practices. Her research has been published in Language Arts, Literacy Research and Instruction (formerly Reading Research and Instruction), Reading Horizons, Teaching and Learning: The Journal of Natural Inquiry and Reflective Practice, and Excelsior: Leadership in Teaching and Learning. She has presented nationally at AERA, IRA, NRC, NCTE, as well as the IRA World Congress, Budapest, Hungary.