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Ann Neely

Associate Professor of the Practice, Children's Literature and Literacy Education, Department of Teaching and Learning


Research Area

Children's Literature

Short Biography

Ann Neely became a member of the faculty in the Department of Teaching and Learning in 1985. While teaching a variety of courses in the area of elementary education, Ann has focused on the field of children's literature. She teaches introductory courses in the field, as well as an advanced seminar in the study of children's literature for graduate students.For 16 years, Ann served as the founding faculty director of the Ingram Scholars Program, a University-wide scholarship for undergraduates who are leaders in the world of service. She also served as the Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships for Peabody College. From 1991-1996, Ann served as Assistant Provost and Director of Academic Affairs in Athletics. She has also headed efforts in the area of undergraduate retention, created the Peabody Scholars Program, and oversaw the Chancellor's Scholarship. From 1987-1991, Ann served as Peabody College's Associate Dean for Undergraduate Academic Affairs. Her research and scholarly interests are focused on children's literature, language and literacy, and elementary teacher education.

Media Mentions

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