Expertise: Literacy education, Second language literacy development, Relationship between language development and literacy, Early literacy, Content area literacy, Academic language and literacy, Writing in the elementary classroom, Phonemic awareness and phonics
Linda Lewis-White is a professor of reading in the Department of Teacher Education at Eastern Michigan University, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in reading. Before coming to Eastern Michigan University, Dr. Lewis-White was a bilingual teacher in Dallas and Arlington, TX. Dr. Lewis-White has a B.A. in home economics, with an emphasis on the family and child and a M.A. in social sciences with an emphasis on bilingual education from California State University at Sacramento. She has a Ph.D. from Texas A & M University Commerce (formerly East Texas State University) in reading. Dr. Lewis-White's major areas of study are primary and secondary language acquisition, the relationship between language and literacy development, early literacy, and academic language/literacy. Dr. Lewis-White also has expertise in phonemic awareness, phonics instruction, vocabulary development, and writing across the curriculum at the elementary level. Dr. Lewis-White has presented at numerous state, national and international conferences. She is the lead investigator on a research project with six colleagues investigating best practices for using e-readers with children's literature. She was the recipient of the Ronald Collins Distinguished Faculty II award in 2007, the NACADA Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award in 2011, and the MARS Social Justice Award in 2013.