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WKU offices in Bowling Green will open at 10 a.m. Friday. Classes Friday remain canceled and campuses in Glasgow, Owensboro and Elizabethtown/Ft. Knox remain closed Friday. Saturday classes in Bowling Green will proceed as scheduled. Here is a link to the University’s attendance policy during adverse weather conditions. Use caution and watch for slick spots on roads and walks. 

Residence Halls remain open until noon Saturday. Bemis & Barnes have space for those who need to stay longer. Visit WKU Housing & Residence Life for more information.

The high school regional basketball tournament games scheduled for Wednesday night were canceled. Games will be rescheduled for Friday/Saturday. Follow WKU News for the latest updates. #WKUAlert

School of Teacher Education Staff - Pamela Petty

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Dr. Pamela Petty

Dr. Pamela Petty

Professor; Director, WKU Center for Literacy; Senate Representative - Voting

Office:  Gary A. Ransdell Hall 1103
Phone:  270-745-2922


  • Stakeholder Perceptions of the Use and Value of Computers and Technology in an Elementary School Setting: A Case Study of the Vision and the Reality of Educational Technology

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Technology in Teaching and Learning
  • Adult Literacy
  • Literature-based Instruction
  • Content Area Literacy


  • LTCY 320: Teaching Reading and Language Arts for Elementary Teachers
  • LTCY 420: Reading in the Primary Grades
  • LTCY 518: Literacy and Technology
  • LTCY 519: Foundation of Reading Instruction
  • LTCY 520: Clinical Diagnosis of Reading Disabilities
  • LTCY 521: Correction of Reading Difficulties
  • LTCY 522: Investigations in Reading
  • LTCY 523: Diagnostic Reading Procedures for Classroom Teachers
  • LTCY 524: Reading in the Content Areas
  • LTCT 527: Literacy Learning and Cultural Diversity
  • LTCY 528: Literacy Research Methods & Evaluation
  • LTCY 624: Seminar in Literacy Issues
  • LTCY 444/444G: Reading Instruction in Secondary Schools
  • LTCY 421/421G: Reading Instruction in the Middle Schools

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 Last Modified 9/25/14