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Curriculum Vitae
Ramona T. Pittman
December 14, 2010

General Information
University address: Reading and Language Arts Education
School of Teacher Education
College of Education
Stone Building 2208D
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4459
Phone: 850.645.2623

E-mail address: rtpittman@fsu.edu, pittmanfsu@gmail.com



Professional Preparation
2007 Ph.D., Texas A & M University, College Station, TX. Major: Curriculum & Instruction. Literacy Education. Supervisor: R. Malatesha Joshi.
2000 M.Ed., William Carey College, Hattiesburg, MS. Major: Curriculum and Instruction.
1998 B.S., University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS. Major: Elementary Education.

Professional Credential(s)
2008–present Principal, Texas.
2006–present Master Reading Teacher, Texas.
2005–present Distance Education Certification, Texas.
2001–present PK-12 Reading Specialist, Texas.
2001–present 1st-8th Self-Contained Teacher, Texas.
1998–present K-8th Classroom Teacher, Mississippi.
1998–present K-12th Remedial Reading, Mississippi.

Professional Experience
2007–present Assistant Professor, Reading and Language Arts, School of Teacher Education, and College of Education, Florida State University.
2007–2009 Research Faculty/Assistant Professor, Florida Center for Reading Research, Florida State University.
2007 Adjunct Instructor, Elementary & Early Childhood Education, Florida State University.
2005–2006 Reading Clinician, Reading Clinic, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.
2005–2006 Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX.
2004–2005 Title 1 Reading Teacher, 9th grade, Alief Independent School District, Alief-Taylor High School, Houston, TX.
2001–2004 Reading and Language Arts Teacher, 8th grade, Aldine Independent School District, Thomas J. Stovall Middle School, Hattiesburg, MS.
2000–2001 Reading and Language Arts Teacher, 6th grade, Hattiesburg Public Schools, W.H. Jones Elementary, Hattiesburg, MS.
1999–2000 Teacher, 5th grade, Marion Country Public Schools, West Marion Elementary, Foxworth, MS.

Fellowship(s)
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society, Louisa M. Oriente Scholarship Recipient (2006–2007).

Lohman Learning Community Graduate Scholar, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (2006–2007).

Version Wireless Master Reading Teacher Scholar (2006).

International Dyslexia Association Conference Scholarship (2005).

College of Education Fellowship awarded by Office of Graduate Studies (2004–2007).

Current Membership in Professional Organizations
American Education Research Association

International Dyslexia Association

International Reading Association

Society for the Scientific Study of Reading



Teaching
Courses Taught
University supervisor for English education majors (LAE 4292)

Correction of reading disabilities (RED 5548)

Teaching English in the middle school (LAE 4323)

Reading in the content area (RED5337)

Reading and ESOL capstone practicum (RED4941)

Reading in elementary school (RED4510)

Language And reading (RED 411)

Teacher education field base (co-taught with professor) (TEFB 273)



Doctoral Committee Member
James, S. D., doctoral candidate.

Hynes, S., doctoral candidate. (2011).



Master's Committee Chair
Vanderplas, C., graduate. (2010).

Haarer, K. J., student.

Seay, K., student.

Spiccia, S., student.



Master's Committee Member
Holihan, D. R., graduate. (2010).

Bentley, J., graduate. (2009).

Kincaid, J., graduate. (2009).

Lebedev, L., graduate. (2009).

Smith, A., graduate. (2009).

Baisden, J. E., student.

Holcomb, P. P., student.

Jones, T. M., student.

Schmitt, H. N., student.

Crigler, K., student. (2010).

Benny, H. E., student. (2009).

Blasewitz, B. J., student. (2009).



Bachelor's Committee Member
Geiger, E., graduate. (2008).

Research and Original Creative Work
Publications
Refereed Journal Articles
Pittman, R. T., Joshi, R. M., & Carreker, S. (submitted). Improving spelling ability among speakers of African American English: An intervention based on phonological, morphological, and orthographic principles. Manuscript submitted for publication.
Horton-Ikard, R., & Pittman, R. T. (2010). Examining the writing of adolescent African American English speakers: Suggestions for assessment and instruction. Topics in Language Disorders, 30 (3), 189-204.

Refereed Book Chapters
Sumrall, J., & Pittman, R. T. (2007). Building educational foundations through technology: Addressing the achievement gap in education with the use of technology. In J. Jackson (Ed.), Strengthening the African American educational pipeline: Informing research, policy, and practice. New York, NY: SUNY Press.
Pittman, R. T. (2005). Hearing a different tune: Cultivating students' learning through music. In D. L. Smith, & L. J. Smith (Eds.), Restructuring high school: Searching for solutions. Texas A&M University. Retrieved from http://tlac.tamu.edu

Nonrefereed Journal Articles
Pittman, R. T., & Horton-Ikard, R. (submitted). Does oral language production promote written language production? An exploratory study of struggling adolescent writers. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Nonrefereed Reports
Pittman, R. T. (2006). Teaching writing skills in English language arts. College Station, TX: Texas A & M University.

Presentations
Refereed Presentations at Conferences
Pittman, R. T., & Graham, L. (submitted). Strategies for adolescent struggling writers. Presentation submitted for approval.
Pittman, R. T. (presented 2009, November). An examination of fourth grade quality writing scores using the FCAT: Proficient vs. non-proficient writers. Presentation at Annual meeting, International Dyslexia Association, Orlando, FL. (International)
Pittman, R. T., & Horton-Ikard, R. (presented 2009, June). Examining oral language production versus written language production across five variables. Presentation at Annual meeting, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Boston, MA. (International)
Pittman, R. T. (presented 2008, November). Does oral language production promote written language produce? A study of word productivity, expressed idea, syntactic complexity, lexical diversity, and spelling accuracy in adolescents. Presentation at Annual meeting, International Dyslexia Association, Seattle, WA. (International)
Pittman, R. T., & Joshi, R. M. (presented 2008, July). The role spelling plays for adolescent struggling writers. Poster presentation at Annual meeting, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Asheville, NC. (International)
Pittman, R. T., & Joshi, R. M. (presented 2008, March). Improving spelling ability among speakers of African American vernacular English: An intervention based on phonological, morphological, and orthographic principles. Poster presentation at Annual meeting, British Dyslexia Association, Harrogate, England. (International)
Pittman, R. T., Joshi, R. M., & Boulware-Gooden, R. (presented 2007, November). A spelling intervention for African American students. Poster presentation at Annual meeting, International Dyslexia Association, Dallas, TX. (International)
Pittman, R. T., Joshi, R. M., & Boulware-Gooden, R. (presented 2007, July). Spelling, writing, and dialect: A strategy intervention in phonology, morphology and orthography. Presentation at Annual meeting, Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Prague, Czech Republic. (International)
Pittman, R. T., Joshi, R. M., & Boulware-Gooden, R. (presented 2007, April). Spelling, writing, and dialect: A strategy intervention in phonology, morphology, and orthography. Presentation at Annual meeting, American Education Research Association, Chicago, IL. (National)
Pittman, R. T. (presented 2007, February). Reading teachers' attitude about the need for content area teachers to teach reading. Presentation at Southwest annual meeting, American Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX. (Regional)
Pittman, R. T. (presented 2007, February). Information text in the age of information: Are teachers really preparing elementary students for the future. Presentation at Southwest annual meeting, American Education Research Association, San Antonio, TX. (Regional)
Pittman, R. T., West, C., Joshi, R. M., & Boulware-Gooden, R. (presented 2006, November). Spelling, writing, and dialect: Evidence of African American children. Presentation at Annual meeting, International Dyslexia Association, Indianapolis, IN. (International)
Pittman, R. T., West, C., Joshi, R. M., Boulware-Gooden, R., & Graham, L. (presented 2006, July). African American vernacular English: Patterns of rural and urban African American students in Texas. Presentation at Annual meeting, Society of the Scientific Study of Reading, Vancouver, British Columbia. (International)
Berry, J., Joshi, R. M., Graham, L., Binks, E., Boulware-Gooden, R., & Pittman, R. T. (presented 2006, May). Bilingual educators and ESL educators: Are we comparing apples to oranges? Presentation at Annual meeting, International Reading Association, Chicago, IL. (International)
Pittman, R. T., West, C., Joshi, R. M., & Boulware-Gooden, R. (presented 2006, April). Spelling, writing, and dialect: Evidence of African American children. Presentation at Annual meeting, American Education Research Association, San Francisco, CA. (National)
Pittman, R. T. (presented 2006, February). Published criticisms of NHSST. Presentation at Annual meeting of the Southwest Education Research Association, American Education Research Association, Austin, TX. (Regional)

Refereed Presentations at Symposia
Pittman, R. T., & Horton-Ikard, R. (presented 2009). Profiling the strengths and weakness of struggling adolescent writers who use non-mainstream dialect. In Child language disorder. Poster presentation at the meeting of 2000 Symposium of Research in Child Language Disorders, Madison, WI. (National)

Nonrefereed Presentations at Conferences
Pittman, R. T., West, C., Joshi, R. M., & Boulware-Gooden, R. (presented 2006, April). Spelling, writing, and dialect: Evidence of African American children. Presentation at Student research week, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX. (Local)
Pittman, R. T. (presented 2006, January). Published criticisms of NHSST. Presentation at Education research exchange, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX. (Local)
Pittman, R. T. (presented 2006, January). Spelling, writing, and dialect: Evidence from African American children. Presentation at Educational research exchange, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX. (Local)
Pittman, R. T. (presented 2005, September). Spelling and dialect: A preliminary study of African American children. Presentation at Literacy studies group, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX. (Local)

Nonrefereed Presentations at Symposia
Pittman, R. T. (presented 2009). Does oral language production promote written language production? A study of word productivity, expressed ideas, syntactic complexity, lexical diversity and spelling accuracy in adolescents. In Research symposium. Presentation at the meeting of Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR), Tallahassee, FL. (Local)

Contracts and Grants
Contracts and Grants Funded
Pittman, R. T. (PI), & Torgesen, J. K. (Mar 2008–Jun 2008). Effectiveness study of read naturally software as a method. Funded by FSU Foundation. Total award $12,000.
Pittman, R. T. (2008–2008). Does oral language production promote written language production? A study of word productivity, expressed idea, syntactic complexity, lexical diversity, and spelling accuracy in adolescents. Funded by Florida State University. Total award $16,000.
Pittman, R. T. (2007–2007). Primary sources and collection development grants. Funded by Florida State University Libraries. Total award $1,500.

Contracts and Grants Pending
Pittman, R. T. (2009). An examination of fourth grade quality writing scores using the FCAT: Proficient vs. non-proficient writers. Submitted to Florida State University Council on Research and Creativity, and Committee on Faculty Research Support (COFRS).

Additional Research or Original Creative Work Not Reported Elsewhere
Pittman, R. T. (2010). An examination of fourth grade quality writing scores using the FCAT: Proficient vs. non-proficient writers.
Stewart, E., & Pittman, R. T. (2010). Neighborhoods effects on student's reading abilities.
Pittman, R. T. (2008). RTI at the elementary level: Focus on reading intervention. Annual meeting of the Student Support Team Association for Georgia Educators (SSTAGE).

Service
Florida State University
FSU College Service
Member, Professional Education Advisory Committee (PEAC), College of Education (2008–2009).

FSU Department Service
Member, Doctoral Studies Committee, School of Teacher Education (2009–2010).

FSU Program Service
Mentor, Graduate Students (Kia Flowers), Reading and Language arts Program (2007–2008).

The Profession
Reviewer or Panelist for Grant Applications
Just Read! Florida Reading Programs Grant Review, FLDOE (2007).

Service to Professional Associations
Proposal Reviewer, International Dyslexia Association (IDA) (2010).
Adolescent Grants Reviewer, Louisiana Board of Regents (2009).
Proposal Reviewer, American Education Research Association (AERA) (2009).
Proposal Reviewer, International Reading Association (IRA) (2009).
Proposal Reviewer, American Education Research Association annual conference (2008).
Proposal Reviewer, International Reading Association (IRA) (2008).
Proposal Reviewer, American Education Research Association (2006–2007).
Best Paper Judge, American Education Research Association (AERA) Division H (2006).
Textbook Reviewer, Vaca & Vaca's Content Area Reading 8th Edition (2006).
Proposal Reviewer, Southwest Education Research Association (2005–2006).

The Community
Interviewee, Tallahassee regional area, FL, Adolescent Literacy for National Public Radio (NPR) (2007).

Additional Service Not Reported Elsewhere
Pittman, R. T. (2007). Observer, Focus site visits to Reading First School. FLDOE.


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