Catherine Zeek, Ed.D.Chair of Education; Associate Professor of Education; Director of Center for Teaching and Learning
Office: Winslow Putnam Center
Degrees: Ph.D. English, Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction; M.S. Elementary Education; M.S. Business Administration
Catherine Zeek's scholarly interests focus on supporting educators as they develop habits of skilled teaching and critical reflection. Catherine presents regularly at conferences including American Educational Research Association, National Reading Conference, and American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Her articles appear in Journal of Teacher Education, Reading Research and Instruction, and research yearbooks of National Reading Conference, College Reading Association, and Association of Teacher Educators.
Prior to joining the Education Department in 2005, Professor Zeek chaired the Reading Department at Texas Woman's University in Denton, Texas; before that, she taught at Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas. Her classroom experience includes teaching second and first graders and leading writing workshops for all elementary grades. She has held leadership roles in Rotary International, Phi Delta Kappa, and several school district committees related to literacy.
In collaboration with a colleague, Catherine developed transactional inquiry, a process through which educators read and respond to their own and others' narratives of effective practice, identifying applications to their own teaching.