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Judith L. Battraw

Assistant Professor, School of Education
Middlefork Hall 348
(765) 973-8413


  • Ph.D., Educational Psychology, Arizona State University, 2004
  • M.Ed., Elementary Education, Arizona State University, 1987
  • B.A., English and French, Brigham Young University, 1965

Current Research Interests

Diversity assessment, technology and reading, afterschool programming

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Buckner, B. & Battraw, J. (2010). 21st century digital literacy in “in-between spaces”. Indiana Reading Journal.
  • Battraw, J. (2009). Classroom blogging: A strategy to improve student reading. Indiana Reading Journal, 41(1), 8-16.
  • Battraw, J. (2007). Reading the web: The development of online reading skills. Indiana Reading Journal, 39(1), 23-28.
  • Battraw, J. (2006).  Urban voices: Failing junior high students talk about the experience of academic failure.  American Educational Research Association.  San Francisco, California.
  • Battraw, J. (2002).  Toward a culture of reading: The physical and mental life of texts. American Educational Research Association.  New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Battraw, J. (2001).  Exploring the culture of secondary reading.  Arizona Educational Research Organization.  Tempe, Arizona.

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • Teacher (English, reading) Mesa Public Schools, 1989-2005
  • Staff developer, department chair (English, reading)

Selected significant awards/recognitions

  • Helen Lees Award for Excellence in Teaching (2010)