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Gwyn Senokossoff, Ph.D.

Gwyn Senokossoff, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Literacy Education; Coordinator of the Elementary Education Program

  • Ph.D., University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  • M.A., University of South Florida St. Petersburg
  • B.A., University of South Florida St. Petersburg

“I came to Coker University in 2015 after spending 30 years teaching at both the elementary and college levels. I grew up in Charleston, South Carolina, and when my family and I decided to move back to South Carolina, it was with the thought of coming home. Home is exactly what I found at Coker University and in Hartsville. The faculty and staff at Coker are some of the most caring people you will ever meet, and they really support our students. I am very happy to be here!”


Early Intervention in Reading; Reading Comprehension with children on the Autism Spectrum; Reading Comprehension with English Language Learners (Ell’s).


Senokossoff, G. W. & Jiang, X. (2016). Raising Cultural Awareness among U.S. Teachers and Promoting Elementary Student’s Cultural Competence through Dialogue, Instructional Activities, and Literature. Literacy Practice and Research, 41(1), 7-14.

Senokossoff, G. W. (2015). Developing Reading Comprehension Skills in High-Functioning Children with Autism: A Review of the Research 1990-2012. 28 pages. Reading and Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties. DOI: 10.1080/10573569.2014.936574

Senokossoff, G. W. (2013). Using Picture Books with Adolescent Readers to Enhance Literacy Instruction. Reading Horizons, 52(3), 211-232. 35 double-spaced pages with appendices.

2014 Knowledge Award from Organization for Teachers of Literacy (OTEL) for the article: Senokossoff, G. W. & Fine, J. C. (Winter, 2013) Supporting Teachers of Inclusive Classrooms: Using Visible Thinking (VT) and Writing with Adolescents to Develop Reading Comprehension. Journal of Reading Education, 38(2), 39-45.