Texas Tech University

Pamela Halsey, Ed.D.

Instructor
Teacher Education Department

Email: pamela.halsey@ttu.edu

Phone: 806-742-1997

Office: EDUC 366

Vita

Pamela Halsey is an instructor in the Teacher Education Department in the College of Education at Texas Tech University where she teaches courses in content area literacy, middle-level ELA teaching methods, middle-level curriculum, and assessment. She also serves as the Middle-Level Program and Secondary Program Coordinator.  Prior to her work at Texas Tech, she taught thirteen years in middle-level schools and served as a reading specialist and faculty development provider in Texas.

Education

  • Ed.D. (Curriculum & Instruction), Texas Tech University, 2001     Major: Curriculum and Instruction;    Minor: Language and Literacy (Dissertation: Exploring School-Family Partnerships: A Case Study of Teachers', Parents', and Students' Perceptions of Parental Involvement in a Middle Level School)
  • M.Ed. (Secondary Education), Tarleton State University, 1995
  • B.S. (Secondary Education), Howard Payne University, 1986

Areas of Expertise

  • Content Area Literacy for Middle Level Education
  • Middle School Teacher Education
  • Parental Involvement in Middle Level Schools

Selected Publications

Klinker, J., Watson, P.,  Furgeson, P., Halsey, P., & Janisch, C. (2010). Tipping

teachers toward change:  Developing leadership characteristics through book club. Teacher Education & Practice, 23 (1), 103-118.

Chen, X., & Halsey, P. (2009). Reading to learn on the Internet: Challenges, solutions, and implications. American Journal of Educational Studies, 2, 51-61.

Halsey, P. A., Watson, P. A., & Klinker, J. F. (2008). Collaborative professional development: Book clubs for preservice and inservice teachers. Middle Matters, 1-2.

Donalson, K., & Halsey, P. (2007). Adolescent readers’ perceptions of remedial reading classes: A case study. Journal of Reading Improvement, 44, 1-12.

Halsey, P., & Elliott, S. (2007). Assessing textbook publishers’ recommendations for using children’s literature in science. Electronic Journal of Literacy through Science, 6, 26-40.

Halsey, P. (2005). Parent involvement in junior high schools: A failure to communicate. American Secondary Education, 34, 57-69.

Halsey, P. (2005). Assessing mathematics tradebooks: Which ones measure up? Reading Improvement, 42, 158-163.

Halsey, P. (2004). Nurturing parent involvement: Two middle level teachers share their secrets. The Clearing House, 77, 135-137.

Halsey, P. (2003). Self-Efficacy: One teacher’s concern for reading improvement students. The Ohio Reading Teacher, 36, 49-54.