Associate Dean for Undergraduate and Graduate Studies and Professor of Elementary Education
About Susan M. Tancock
Dr. Tancock has taught undergraduate and graduate literacy courses for over 25 years. In her work with the Schools Within the Context of Community program, she facilitates culturally-relevant literacy experiences for undergraduate students as they work in school, after-school, and in community-engaged activities. Susan is committed to finding ways to better prepare preservice teachers to serve racially, ethnically, and culturally diverse students and to address issues of equity in today’s schools.
Co-Director of The Alliance for Community-Engaged Teacher Preparation
Ph.D, Educational Theory & Practice
The Ohio State University, 1991
Butler University, 1987
B.S., Elementary Education
Ball State University, 1984
Research and Publications
Zygmunt, E., Cipollone, K., Tancock, S., Clausen, J., & Clark, P. (In press). Loving out loud: Community mentors, teacher candidates, and transformative learning through a pedagogy of care and connection. Journal of Teacher Education.
Birdyshaw, D., Swaggerty, McGriff, M., Rutherford, A., E., Ro, J., Tancock, S., Fine, J., Leach, A. (2017). Beyond State Requirements: Examining Teacher Preparation for Literacy Instruction in United States Teacher Education Programs. Literacy Practice & Research, 43 (1), 15-25.
Tancock, S. M. Zygmunt, E., Clark, P., Mucherah, W., & Clausen, J. (2017). Fostering culturally-relevant children’s literature knowledge with a community-engaged literacy event. The Reading Professor, 39, (1), 20-25.
Areas of Expertise
Culturally-Relevant Literacy Instruction
Diverse Children's Literature
Other Professional Activities
Multicultural Education and Diversity Award (2017). American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education.
Christa McAuliffe Award for Excellence in Teacher Education (2016). American Association of State Colleges and Universities.
Division K Award for Innovations in Research on Diversity in Teacher Education (2016). American Educational Research Association.
Award for Exemplary Culturally Responsive Teacher Preparation (2012) (Schools Within the Context of Community Immersive Learning Semester). American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education / Southern Poverty Law Center.