Aimee Morewood, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Department of Curriculum and Instruction/Literacy Studies

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Office: 607E Allen Hall
Phone: 304-293-8245


University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Ph.D. in Reading Education
Graduation Date: Fall 2007

Gannon University, Erie, PA
M. Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
Graduation Date: Fall, 2002

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA
M. Ed. in Reading
Graduation Date: Fall, 2000

Mercyhurst College, Erie, PA
B.A. in Elementary Education
B.A. in Special Education
Graduation Date: May, 1999

Allegheny College, Meadville, PA

Research Interests

My research interests include effective professional development for literacy educators, word study instruction for elementary students, systemic change through teacher leadership, and emergent literacy practices. Recently, my research has been funded through grants from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation, The Research Intensive Grant Program, Benedum Collaborative Five-Year Teacher Education Program, and West Virginia University’s Program Evaluation and Research Center.

In addition to my focused areas of research, I enjoy teaching courses in children’s literature, developing interest, motivation, and engagement in reading, primary literacy instruction, and emergent literacy instruction.


I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy Studies, College of Education & Human Services, at West Virginia University (WVU). I earned my doctorate in Instruction and Learning/Reading from the University of Pittsburgh. I also have a M.Ed. in Reading Education from Edinboro University and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Gannon University. I was a dual major at Mercyhurst College where I focused on elementary and special education. My professional certifications include Elementary Education (K-8), Special Education (K-12), and Reading Specialist Certification (K-12). I began my career as a learning support teacher in an urban classroom in Erie City School District, Erie, PA.

I recently served as the editor of Pennsylvania Reads: The Journal of the Keystone State Reading Association and have served on various professional committees including those in the International Literacy Association’s (formerly the International Reading Association), the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, and the Literacy Research Association. I believe that practicing teachers and higher educational professionals should be engaging in continuous dialogue regarding effectives practices. It is because of this belief that I make a conscious effort to publish and present both empirical research and practitioner information so that all literacy educators can be a part of this conversation.

Courses Taught

  • RDNG 603 – Literature – Elementary School
  • RDNG 621 – Reading & Writing Instruction – Elementary Schools
  • RDNG 627 – Developing Reading Interests
  • RDNG 693BSPTP: Literacy Leaders NBC
  • RDNG 693CSPTP: Literacy leaders NBC 2