Joan A. Rhodes
Dr. Joan A. Rhodes, Associate Professor of Reading and Early/Elementary Education has over 29 years of teaching experience at the preschool, elementary, middle school and collegiate levels. She is a graduate faculty member in the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education where she teaches courses in professional development and instructional theory. Dr. Rhodes’ research interests focus on the use of technology to enhance literacy instruction including the study skills needed for reading in digital environments, the impact of study abroad on aspiring educators and instructional strategies for the remediation of reading difficulties, particularly among English Language Learners. She has served as the principal investigator for grant-funded projects totaling over $ 9.7M.