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Denice W. Honaker

Assistant Professor, School of Education
Coordinator of Early Childhood Education, School of Education
Tom Raper Hall 354
765-973-8370
dehwilli@iue.edu

Education

  • Ed.D., Curriculum Studies (Early Childhood and Literacy Education), Indiana University, 2016
  • M.S., Education (Elementary Education), Indiana University, 2009
  • Alternative Routes to Certification, Indiana University East, 2006
  • Early Childhood Associate certificate, Ivy Tech State College, 1996
  • B.S., Bible and Church Music, Johnson University, 1984

Current Teaching Interest

  • Elementary education methods, early childhood education, literacy education

Current Scholarly Interest

  • Family literacy, teacher preparation/classroom management, critical literacies

Recent Publications

  • Honaker, D. (2016). Treasure at Glen Miller Park. Milton, IN: Kids at Heart Publishing.

Recent Presentations

  • Williams, D. (2014) “Think Outside the Box” Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • McMullen, M., Williams, D., Wood, L., & McCormick, K. (2013). “Ashes! Ashes! We All Fall Down! Art, Play, Literature, Listening & Reflective Dialogue as Responses to Stress & Crisis for Young Children” A Global Gathering for Early Childhood 2013, Dublin, Ireland.
  • Buckner, B. & Williams, D. (2012) “Speak Up! Oral Language Activities for Reading and Writing” Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Buckner, B. & Williams, D. (2012) “What did you Say? The Relationship of Oral Language to Early Literacy Learning” International Reading Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Buckner, B. & Williams, D. (2011) Oral language strategies for supporting reading and writing in the classroom. Indiana State Reading Association Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
  • Williams, D. (2011) Experiences, Conversation, and Relationships: The Keys to School Readiness. Whitewater Valley Chapter of the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children Annual Conference. Richmond, IN.

Service Activities

  • 2010-present IUE Admissions and Academic Affairs (AAA) committee, member
    (2016-17) Co-Chair
  • 2014-present IUE One Book, Many Voices Committee member
  • 2015-present IUE Health and Wellness Committee
  • 2015-present IUE School of Education Admissions and Retention committee, Chair

Professional Associations

  • 2014 – present AERA
  • 1995 - present National Association for the Education of Young Children
  • 1995 – present Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children
  • 1995 – present Whitewater Valley Chapter of the Indiana Association for the Education of Young Children; Public Policy Representative (Spring 2011 – 2012)
  • 2000 – present International Literacy Association
  • 2010 – present Indiana Early Childhood Public Policy Committee

Awards/Recognitions

  • Summer 2015 IUE Summer Faculty Fellowship ($7,000) Indiana University East, Richmond, IN
  • May 2009 Outstanding Graduate Student, Indiana University East, Richmond, IN
  • 2011 Yates, F. & Williams, D. Campus Impact Grant

Selected Previous Employment Positions

  • 2005-2009 Elementary Teacher, Crestdale Elementary School
    Other positions: Reading Recovery Teacher; Primary Literacy Interventionist
  • 2003-2005 Mentor Teacher, Early Childhood Associate online program, Ivy Tech
  • 2004-2005 Early Childhood Classroom Teacher, Early Learning and Family Literacy Center
  • 2002-2004 Preschool Director/Owner, ABC Preschool & Happy Times Preschool
  • 1996-2000 Parent Educator, Birth-to-Five, Inc.

 

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