Pamela Correll

Pamela CorrellAssistant Professor
Reading, Foundations and Technology

Academic Interests

  • Literacy instruction for English language learners
  • Culturally responsive instruction
  • Pre-service teacher education
  • Struggling readers

Top Scholarly Accomplishments


  • Powell, R., Cantrell, S., Malo-Juvera, V., & Correll, P. (2016). Operationalizing culturally responsive instruction: Preliminary findings of CRIOP research. Teachers College Record, 118(1).
  • Cantrell, S.C., Correll, P., Clouse, P., Creech, K., Bridges, S., Owens, D.  (2013). Patterns of self-efficacy among students in developmental reading. Journal of College Reading and Learning, 44, 8-34.
  • Book Chapter: Powell, R., Cantrell, S.C. & Correll, P.  (2016). How are we going to be testing that?:  Challenges to implementing culturally responsive literacy instruction.
  • In P. R. Schmidt & A. Lazar (Eds.), Reconceptualizing literacy in the new age of multiculturalism and pluralism (2nd ed.) Charlotte, NC:  Information Age Publishing Inc.    


  • Malo-Juvera, V., Correll, P., Cantrell, S. C. (April, 2016). A Mixed Methods Investigation of Teachers’ Self-efficacy for Culturally Responsive Instruction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Washington, D.C.
  • Correll, P., Cantrell, S. C., Malo-juvera, V.  (December, 2015). Challenges in implementing culturally responsive instruction:  An analysis of teachers’ interview responses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Powell, R., Cantrell, S. C., & Correll, P. (December, 2015). Power and agency in a high poverty elementary school:  How teachers experienced a scripted reading program. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Carlsbad, CA.
  • Correll, P., Cantrell, S. C., Malo-juvera, V., & Powell, R. (December, 2014). Teachers’ Perceptions and Implementation of Culturally Responsive Instruction:  The CRIOP Professional Development Model. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Literacy Research Association, Marco Island, FL. 

Previous Experience

  • Georgetown College, Georgetown, KY—Course instructor
  • University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY—Course instructor
  • University of Missouri, Columbia, MO—Course instructor


Arnold, MO


In my free time, I practice kempo, a form of martial arts, and love to travel and read (always looking for recommendations for good books).

Future Goals and Aspirations

I am very happy to be working at M.S.U. I hope to continue college teaching and conducting research in the areas of culturally responsive instruction and pre-service teacher education.

Life Outside the University

After living out-of-state many years, it's great to be back in Missouri and closer to family! I'm happily married to Rick Fern, and I have four sons: Shawn, who has a business in Kansas City; Matt, who finished his doctorate in music in May at George Mason University; Jason, in law school at Harvard; and Ryan, a senior at the University of Kentucky. 

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