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The vision of the College of Education and Health Professions is to prepare highly qualified professionals and leaders who possess the knowledge, skills, and dispositions needed to increase the quality of life in the community by improving P-12 student learning and professional health care.

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Dr. Charlotte Mundy-Henderson

Assistant Professor of Elementary Education

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Dr. Charlotte Henderson

Dr. Charlotte Henderson

Position: Assistant Professor of Elementary Education
Office: Frank Brown Hall 3339
Phone: 706-507-8518
E-mail: henderson_charlotte@columbusstate.edu
Bio

Education

PhD Curriculum and Instruction (emphasis in Reading) University of Florida
M.A. Elementary Education, University of South Florida
B.A. Speech Communication, University of South Florida

Specialty Area

Elementary Education and Literacy

Biography

Dr. Charlotte Mundy-Henderson worked as an assistant professor at University of Alabama and a Professor of Practice at Tulane University, prior to joining the faculty at Columbus State University. Her current research interests are in-service and pre-service teacher education – particularly in high-poverty schools, K-6 literacy, and children’s literature. Her teaching experiences include grades 2-5 in public schools and undergraduate through doctoral level courses in higher education.

Publications:

Mundy-Henderson, C. A., & Callie Martin (2020). Online Language Arts Instruction in an Elementary Methods Course: Successes and Challenges. Teaching/Writing: The Journal of Writing Teacher Education. 9(1) 14-19.

Mundy, C. A., & Leko, M. M. (2015). Uncovering and informing preservice teachers’ prior knowledge about poverty. Networks. 17(1) 1-10.

Leko, M. M., Kiely, M. T., Brownell, M. T., Osipova, A., Dingle, M. P., & Mundy, C. (2015). Understanding special educators’ learning opportunities in collaborative groups: The role of discourse. Teacher Education and Special Education, 38(2), 138-157.

Leko, M. M., Mundy, C. A., Kang, H. J., & Datar, S. (2013). If the book fits: Finding appropriate texts for adolescents with disabilities. Intervention in School and Clinic.48(5) 267-275.

Mundy, C. A., Ross, D. D., & Leko, M. M. (2012). The professional development practices of two Reading First coaches. Reading Horizons, 51(4). 279-298.

Mundy, C. A., & Coleman, J. M. (2012). TIC TAC TOE: A Prewriting Strategy. The California Reader, 45(4). 28-31.

Leko, M. M., & Mundy, C. A. (2012). Preparing Secondary Educators to Support Adolescent Struggling Readers. Preventing School Failure: Alternative Education for Children and Youth, 56(2) 137–147.

Leko, M. M., Mundy, C. A. (2011). Understanding preservice teachers’ beliefs and their constructions of knowledge for teaching reading to struggling readers. Kentucky Teacher Education Journal. 1(1), 2–22.

Leko, M. M., Mundy, C. A., & Kiely, M.T. (2009). Reading disabilities: Research, recommendations, and resources for teachers. The Florida Reading Quarterly, 45 (2), 8-16.

Presentations:

Mundy, C. A., Donovan, C. A., & Swoszowski, N. (April 2014). Learning to teach literacy: considering the development of four teachers from two preparation programs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

Mundy, C. A., & Leko, M. M. (April 2014). Uncovering and informing preservice teachers’ prior knowledge about poverty. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Philadelphia, PA.

Donovan, C. A., Mundy, C. A., & Swoszowski, N. (May 2014). An examination of different models of teacher preparation courses and experiences on preservice teacher learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association (IRA), New Orleans, LA.

Swoszowski, N., & Mundy, C. A. (May 2013). Addressing the reading achievement and problem behavior of students with E/BD in an alternative education setting: Effectiveness of intervention and lessons learned. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), Philadelphia, PA.

Swoszowski, N., Mundy, C. A., & Melius, P. (2013, April). Evaluating the impact of high-interest low readability texts on the reading achievement, motivation for reading, and problem behavior of students in an alternative education setting. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC), San Antonio, TX.

Mundy, C. A., Swoszowski, N., Leko, M. M., & Dantzler, J. (2012, November). If the book fits: Appropriate text selection for adolescents with learning disabilities and emotional and/or behavior difficulties. Paper presented at annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association (LRA), San Diego, CA.

Mundy, C. A., & Donovan, C. A. (2012, November). Examining the impact of preservice literacy teacher education: From student to first year teacher. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association (LRA), San Diego, CA.

Swoszowski, N., & Mundy, C. A. (2012, October). If the Book Fits: Appropriate text selections for adolescents in alternative education settings. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Teacher Educators for Children with Behavioral Disorders (TECBD), Tempe, AZ.

Mundy, C. A., & Donovan, C. A. (2011, April). The impact of program experiences on first year preservice teachers’ literacy knowledge and application of content. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), New Orleans, LA.

Mundy, C. A., & Donovan, C. A. (2011, February). The impact of literacy program experiences on preservice teachers’ knowledge and ability. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Orlando, FL. Heineke, S., Mundy, C. A., Donovan, C. A., & Freeman, L. (2010, December). Considering different models of course/practicum experiences on preservice teacher learning. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference (NRC), Fort Worth, TX.

Leko, M. M., Brownell, M. T., Kiely, M. T., Osipova, A., Dingle, M. P., & Mundy, C. A. (2010, May). Maximizing learning opportunities in a special education professional development project. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, CO.

Mundy, C. A., Ross, D. D., Fang, Z., & Leko, M. M. (2010, April). Reading First reading coaches’ interpretations and enactments of their role as reading coach. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Denver, CO.

Mundy, C. A. (2009, December). Examining how reading coaches interpret and enact their roles: What does the future hold? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference (NRC), Albuquerque, NM.

Mundy, C. A., Leko, M. M., & Kiely M. T. (2009, April). The reading knowledge and practice of three secondary special educators in a personnel preparation program. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), San Diego, CA.

Kiely, M. T., & Mundy, C. A. (2009, April). What secondary English teachers know about teaching writing to students with disabilities. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, (CEC) Seattle, WA.

Mundy, C. A. (2008, December). Understanding coaching in the elementary school: Three case studies of reading coaches. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference (NRC), Orlando, FL.

Mundy, C. A., Leko, M. M., & Kiely M. T. (2008, November). Knowledge and practice of secondary special education teachers in a personnel preparation program. Poster session will be presented at the annual meeting of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Dallas, TX.

Mundy, C. A., Leko, M. M., & League, M. (2008, April). Profiles of special education teachers’ content knowledge of reading. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Council for Exceptional Children, Boston, MA.

Mundy, C. A. (November, 2007). Reading beliefs, knowledge and practices of secondary special educators. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children, Milwaukee, WI.

Fang, Z., Pringle, R., Klosterman, M., Wei, Y., & Mundy C. A. (2006, November). The 6 effects of inquiry-based and inquiry-plus reading science curricula on middle school students’ science achievement and attitude. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Reading Conference (NRC), Los Angeles, CA.