Interim Dean Dr. G. Pat Wilson

Pat-WDr. G. Pat Wilson was appointed Interim Dean of the USFSM College of Education in the Summer of 2014. Prior to her appointment, Dr. Wilson served as Faculty Coordinator of Assessment of the College of Education (COE), Pat guided the successful application to Florida Department of Education for approval of USFSM’s educator preparation programs, approval of the COE as a candidate for National (NCATE) accreditation, and the development of an assessment system that supports the programs of the COE.  Sheteaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy and instruction.  Her research is in reading and composing processes; how children navigate and use symbol systems in print and multi-modal text (books, Internet, drawings, gesture) to build understanding of their social worlds.   She has held various roles in education (special education teacher, reading specialist, elementary grade teacher, and district administrator) and has authored/coauthored articles published in The Kappan, Language Arts, English Education, Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, Literacy Teaching and Learning, Reading Teacher, and the Journal of Literacy Research, as well as coauthored chapters in edited books.