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Dr. Susan Knell


Professor, Teaching and Leadership

112H Hughes Hall | 235-4506 |


  • Advises elementary education students and graduate students in Reading
  • Teaches undergraduate and graduate reading courses
  • Teaches undergraduate and graduate Children's and Young Adult Literature
  • Coordinates PSU's Young Authors Conference
  • Coordinator of Graduates Reading Program
  • President of Kansas Reading Association in Higher Education
  • President-Elect of Kansas Reading Association
  • Faculty advisor of Southeast Kansas Council of International Reading Association

Courses Taught

  • EDUC 252 Children's Literature
  • READ 834 Advanced Children's and Young Adult Literature
  • READ 845 Approaches to Teaching Writing
  • READ 848 Advanced Language Arts
  • READ 870 Developmental Reading Instruction


  • PhD, University of Arkansas
  • MS, Pittsburg State University
  • BS, Ozark Christian College

Research Interests

  • Reading Motivation
  • Children's and Young Adult Literature
  • Comprehension and Fluency Development

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