Lunetta Williams is an Associate Professor in Literacy in the Department of Childhood Education. Formerly an elementary teacher, Lunetta seeks multiple field experiences for her undergraduate and graduate students so that they are able to apply literacy instruction strategies with students. She is honored to receive this award as she is passionate about preparing teachers to successfully teach children how to read and write. Lunetta’s overarching research interest is minimizing the reading achievement gap among economically disadvantaged and economically advantaged children. She has published in numerous journals such as Journal of Educational Research, Reading Psychology, Childhood Education, and Research in the School and received grant funding. She was a recipient of the University of Florida College of Education Dissertation Award, University of Florida Outstanding Alumni Award, and Mid-South Educational Research Association (MSERA) Conference for the James E. McLean Outstanding Distinguished Paper Award.
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