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Literacy Program Faculty Members

Jeanne Cobb Jeanne Cobb, Ed.D., is a professor of literacy education and joined the faculty of the Spadoni College of Education in August 2006. She has a combined total of 29 years in education as an elementary school teacher, reading specialist, Title I teacher, university administrator, professional development school coordinator, and reading clinic director.
Jennifer Altieri Jennifer L. Altieri, Ph.D., is an associate professor of literacy education and joined the faculty of the Spadoni College of Education in fall of 2015. Her research interests focus on the use of diverse texts and disciplinary literacy. Altieri has served as a public school teacher in Texas and a reading consultant in Missouri and South Carolina. Her Ph.D. is from Texas A&M University.
Elena Andrei Elena Andrei, Ed.D., is an assistant professor of literacy with emphasis on English Language Learners (ELLs). Her previous work experiences include serving as an English foreign language teacher (EFL) in her native Romania and as an English as a second language (ESL) teacher in North Carolina.
Todd Cherner Todd Cherner, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of English education. He joined the Spadoni College of Education's Literacy Department in the fall of 2012, and he teaches literacy courses across the three programs in the college. Central to his teaching is the belief that literacy is the foundation of learning. ‌


Chanticleer Center for Literacy Education

Spadoni College of Education
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Jeanne Cobb
Professor, Center Director
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Jennifer Altieri
Associate Professor
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Elena Andrei
Assistant Professor
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Todd Cherner
Assistant Professor
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Lydia Unsworth
Program Assistant
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Kenny Jackson
Graduate Assistant
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