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Sharon B. Kletzien, Ph.D.

Sharon B. Kletzien, Ph.D.

Name Sharon B. Kletzien, Ph.D.
Location West Chester, Pennsylvania
Role Professor Emerita
Membership International Literacy Association (ILA)

“ReadWriteThink has been an invaluable resource for both undergraduate and graduate students in West Chester University’s education programs. It has given me practical, exciting new ideas to share with students.”

Sharon Kletzien has a B.A. in English from West Texas State University, an M.A. in International Studies from American University, and a Ph.D. in Psychology of Reading from Temple University.

Her teaching odyssey began in Texas where she taught high school English and French. After teaching in Africa as a Peace Corps volunteer, she returned to the U.S. and taught English, French, and social studies. Realizing that many of her students were having difficulty reading, she became a reading specialist and served in elementary, middle and high schools in Springfield, Pennsylvania.

In 1991, she began teaching at West Chester University where she was also the supervisor of the Reading Center. Her major interests include comprehension and the use of informational texts in the classroom.

Sharon has published in many different venues and is a member of the International Reading Association and the Literacy Research Association, among others.

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