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Dr. Cheryl Kreutter

Associate Professor, Literacy

Ella Cline Shear School of Education

South Hall 221D
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Cheryl Kreutter has been a literacy faculty member in the SUNY Geneseo Ella Cline Shear School of Education since 2007.  Prior to her career in higher education, she taught in public education for 15 years and holds NYS Permanent certification in Special Education, N-12; Literacy, B-12; and Secondary Education: English, 7-12.  This view inspires some of her best thinking and writing!

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D. Reading, University of Albany, SUNY
  • CAS Reading, University of Albany, SUNY
  • MPS Reading, SUNY Geneseo
  • MS Education: English, SUNY Geneseo
  • BA English, SUNY Geneseo

Research Interests

My research interests include teacher education, culturally responsive pedagogy, critical literacy, and issues centered on struggling readers.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Currently, I serve as the Graduate Division Coordinator, member of the School of Education Executive Committee, Assessment Committee Chairperson, College Senator, and Presidential Scholars Committee. I review for LRA, AERA, and a number of professional journals as well as Guilford Press. In Fall 2013 I served as trip director for the student teaching in Ghana project.
  • I have published in a number of journals including Childhood Education and The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. Additionally, I have presented at national conferences such as National Reading Conference (now Literacy Research Association), International Reading Association (now International Literacy Association), American Education Research Association (AERA), and National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE). In May 2014 I was awarded the Fred and Joan Brown Family Endowed Faculty Incentive Award.


  • Literacy Research Association (LRA)
  • International Literacy Association (ILA)
  • American Education Research Association (AERA)
  • NYS Reading Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • National Writing Project Fellow
Fall 2015 Classes

CURR 610:
Foundations of Literacy Educ

    The purpose of this course is to acquaint teachers with current theory and research in reading and writing instruction. As several large-scale research studies support the position that children can
    learn to read from a variety of materials and methods, this course is designed to investigate the range of theories, past and present, that have shaped reading and writing pedagogy. Offered: fall and summer Prerequisites: A minimum of 6 credits of undergraduate coursework in reading/literacy education or its equivalent.
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CURR 635:
Action Res in Reading&Literacy

    This course is designed to help students synthesize information learned from other reading/literacy course work, generalize about issues in reading, critically analyze information heard and read, make
    judgments about the efficacy of policies and procedures in reading, and initiate change in reading instruction. The course is centered around the implementation and reporting of a significant action research project. Offered: spring and when demand is sufficient
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