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  • Ann Van Wig
    Ann Van Wig
    Assistant Professor of Education
    Williamson 313 C
    Phone: 509-359-6097
    Fax: 509-359-2899

    Ann Van Wig is an Assistant Professor of Education at Eastern Washington University.  Ann earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, with an Emphasis in Literacy from the University of Wyoming.  She teaches coursework in literacy methods, literacy assessment, children's literature, writing in the classroom, theory and practice, and content literacy.  Prior coming to Eastern, Ann taught direct instruction reading courses in a middle school, alongside reading, writing, and math.  She also served as the district assessment interventionist during implementation and monitoring of benchmark and progress monitoring assessments.

    Ann's interests include emergent literacy skills, assessment that informs instruction, curricular design that aligns with teaching practices, and global education.  She has been fortunate to be able to travel to both Guatemala and Latvia in observation and interacting with schools and teachers, developing an international perspective of education.  She currently is conducting research with a group of scholars around the U.S. on literacy curricular decisions that impact teacher education practices. Ann volunteers in a kindergarten class (the most fun in her day!) and serves on the Faculty Senate, representing the Education Department.   Ann grew up in northeast Iowa, but married a Californian, so much of her adult life has been spent in the West.  She loves traveling that includes visiting family and friends.  Ann has three grown children, spread around the U.S.  Her fourth child will graduate from high school in May.  

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