Peggy Rice
Peggy Rice
Associate Professor of Elementary Education
Curriculum Vitae


Room:TC 324

About Peggy Sue Rice

Peggy Sue Rice has more than 30 years experience as an educator and has had her work published in national and international journals. She has also contributed to the publication of books related to social justice issues. In addition, she has presented at national and international conferences. Her research includes mixed methods or qualitative studies examining diversity issues via culturally diverse children’s literature and far transfer of knowledge in preservice teachers and elementary children, especially in regards to developing diversity responsive educators and children who are responsible citizens. She also focuses on community engagement with family literacy, critical literacy with culturally diverse children’s literature and transdisciplinary curriculum.

Professional Experience

Associate Professor

Director of Partners in Literacy Immersive Experience

Director of Partners in Literacy Council



Louisiana State University, 1998


University of Texas-El Paso, 1990


Western Illinois University, 1980

Research and Publications

Rice, P. (2017). Partners in Literacy: Culturally diverse children’s literature recommendations for teaching democratic principles and civic virtues. Indiana State Reading Association Journal, 46, (2) 39-44.

Rice, P. Lewis, P., Buss, G. Sloan, K & Karnes T. (2017). Partners in Literacy (PiL): Creating bridges for family literacy through PDS partnerships, PDS Partners, 12, (3), 13-16.

Rice, P. (2017).“Culturally diverse children’s literature and the arts as proactive tools for creating spaces for critical conversations about bullying,” in A. Osanloo, C. Reed, and J. Schwartz, Creating and Negotiating Collaborative Spaces for Socially-Just Anti-Bullying Interventions for K-12 Schools (Chapter 8: pp. 149-168). New York: Information Age Publishing.

Areas of Expertise

Diversity Issues in Elementary Education Children’s literature

Critical Literacy

Family Literacy

Interdisciplinary Curriculum development

Other Professional Activities <h3>

Editorial Board for Dragon Lode, an ILA Children’s Literature Assembly Publication

Co-Chair, CEE Commission on Arts and Literacies (COAL)

Reviewer for Literacy Research and Instruction

Editorial Board for Indiana State Reading Association Journal

Reviewer for Journal of Children’s Literature, an NCTE publication

Reviewer for AERA Classroom Assessment SIG Distinguished Paper Award

Proposal Reviewer for the Annual Meeting of the National Literacy Conference

Proposal Reviewer for the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association

President, Sarah’s Niche, Delaware County, Indiana

BY5 Little Free Library Task Force, Delaware County, Indiana.

Course Schedule
Course No. Section Times Days Location
Education in a Diver 644 800 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Education in a Diver 644 810 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Teaching of Reading 610 810 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE
Early Literacy Devel 615 810 0000 - 0000 OL, room ONLINE