Karen Carpenter, PH.D.

Dean of the Wiggins School of Education

  • Ph.D. , University of Nevada Reno
  • M.Ed., University of Nevada Reno
  • B.A., Eastern Michigan University

Currently Serving as 

Associate Professor of Education 
Director of the Teacher Education Program
Coordinator of the Education Graduate Programs

Areas of Interest

Early Literacy 
Word Study
Motivation & Engagement
Teacher Education

Presentations

Carpenter, K., & Negrete, S. (2019). ILA Word Study Institute: An Introduction to Word Study: Basic Principles and Foundational Activities. Presentation at a pre-conference institute at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association. New Orleans, LA.

Carpenter, K., & Negrete, S. (2018). ILA Word Study Institute: Changing the Way You Teach Phonics, Vocabulary, and Spelling. Presentation at a pre-conference institute at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association. Austin, TX.

Carpenter, K., & Negrete, S. (2017). ILA Word Study Institute: Imagine No Worksheets! Presentation at a pre-conference institute at the annual meeting of International Reading Association. Orlando, FL.

 Carpenter, K., & Negrete, S. (2016). ILA Word Study Institute: Transforming Spelling Instruction through Word Study: 5 Ways to Incorporate Word Study into Your Classroom. Presentation at a pre-conference institute at the annual meeting of the International Reading Association. Boston, MA.

Carpenter, K., & Negrete, S. (2014). ILA Word Study Institute: Using Personal Readers to Build Sight Word Reading Vocabulary and Fluency. Presentation at a pre-conference institute at the annual meeting of International Reading Association. New Orleans, LA.

Publications

Carpenter, K. (2014). Common Core State Standards: Keep calm and carry on. SCIRA Speaks, XLVIII(1), 6.

Carpenter, K., Gehsmann, K., Smith, R., Bear, D. R., & Templeton, S. (2009). Learning together: Putting word study instruction into practice. The California Reader, 42(3), 4 – 18.

Ives, B., Brock, C. H., Negrete, S., & Carpenter, K. (2006). Same content, same presentation, same instructors, but different students: Do student predispositions predict distance education outcomes? Journal of University Management and Academic Development III(5-6), 37-47.

Professional Affiliations

International Literacy Association (ILA)

Kappa Delta Pi (KDP)