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Barbara Cockerham, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Education
(Specialization in Reading and Literacy)
Library Committee

Office Phone: (951) 343-4262
E-mail: bcockerh@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room B233
Office Hours: Tues/Wed: 2:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.,

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Educational Administration National University 1992
Ph.D. Educational Leadership and Curriculum Northcentral University June 14, 2013
M.S. Educational Technology Pepperdine University 1989

Additional Education

Hoids California Credentials in the following:

* Education (Life)
* Bilingual Education, Spanish (Life)
* Administrative Services


Courses Taught

* American Public Schools
* Reading Courses
* Supervision of Student Teachers


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

* Literacy Issues
* History of Reading
* Linguistics
* Motivation and Learning

Editor, of the California Reader, a peer-reviewed quarterly journal sponsored by the California Reading Association


Teaching Experience

* Public School Teacher (20 years)
* Elementary School Principal
* Staff Developer and Coordinator of Literacy, Riverside County Office of Education


Research, Presentations, & Publications


International Reading Association Conferences, California Reading Association Conferences, California Department of Education Reading Conferences plus many more.

Evaluating the Relationship Between Teacher Credential Students’ Ability to Read
and Their Interest in Reading
English as a Second Language Handbook, Teaching Reading A-Z, Taking a Reading: A Teacher's Guide to Assessment, Prevention and Intervention: A Way of Thinking


Church Membership & Activities

Harvest Fellowship


Community Service & Involvement

* Dickens' Society
* Friends of the Library
* Riverside County Philharmonic Orchestra


Interests & Hobbies

* Reading
* Travel
* Friends
* Grandchildren


Personal Philosophy

Teaching is a sacred trust