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Nile Stanley VITA

In 1992 as president of the New Mexico State Council of the International Reading Association (NMIRA), Dr. Nile Stanley was bestowed with the nickname Nile Crocodile, the Reading Reptile by past president, Ann "Pink Flamingo" Tarleton. Nile immediately developed a fondness for the crocodile adage as it was a familiar reptile like the alligator. "The Gator," of course, is the mascot for the University of Florida, at Gainesville where Nile Stanley received his Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Childhood Education
Tenured, Associate Professor of Primary & Elementary Education

Work Address
University of North Florida
College of Education and Human Services
4567 St. Johns Bluff Road, South
Jacksonville, FL 32221-2676
(904) 620-1849 Fax :(904) 620-1025
Home Address
5663 Drake Loop Rd
Middleburg, FL 32068
(904) 282-3133


Ph.D. Reading, Curriculum & Instruction
Cognate: Counselor Education
University of Florida, May 1986

M.Ed. Reading, Elementary Education
University of Delaware, June 1979

B.S.Ed. English, Secondary Education
University of Delaware, June 1977


Tenured, Associate Professor of Primary & Elementary Education
University of North Florida, August, 1999 -- present.

Editor, Florida Reading Quarterly, June, 2003 -- 2006.

Professor and Poet in Residence in Public Schools:

Brentwood Elementary, Magnet School of the Arts
Jacksonville, Florida, 2005 - present

Sallye B. Mathis Elementary, Magnet School of the Performing Arts
Jacksonville, Florida, 2000 - 2005

Lake Forest Elementary, Magnet School of the Performing Arts
Jacksonville, Florida, 1999 - 2000

Evaluator: Even Start grant & Frost Scholar, Florida International
University, Miami, Florida, 2004 - 2006

Coordinator, Reading Education. & Professor, Eastern New Mexico University (ENMU), January 1987 - August 1999.

Educational Diagnostician.: Charter Counseling Center, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation & Public Schools, Portales and Clovis, NM 1994-1999.

Adjunct Professor of Education. University of Florida, September, 1986- January, 1987.

English/Reading/Special Education Teacher. Middletown High School, Delaware. September 1979 - June 1981.


Association of Teacher Educators (ATE)
Distinguished Program in Teacher Education, 2003 for the University of North
Florida and Duval County Public Schools Urban Professional
Development School Partnership.

New Mexico International Reading Association, May 1999.
Celebrate Literacy Award.

Eastern New Mexico University May, 1997.
Spirit of Eastern Award: Excellence in Teaching



Stanley, N. V. & Dillingham, B. (In progress). Performance literacy: Reading and writing through storytelling. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House Publishing.

Stanley, N.V. (2004). Creating readers with poetry. Gainesville, FL: Maupin House Publishing.


Stanley, N.V. (2003). The future of reading education: The next millennium. In M. Shaughnessy (Ed.), Education in the new millennium. Blue Ridge Summit, PA: Rowman & Littlefield Publishing (pp. 131-149).

Stanley, N.V. (2001). {Chinese Translation] Vygotsky and multicultural assessment and instruction. New York: Psychological Publishing Company. In L. Dixon-Krauss (Ed.). (1996) Vygotsky in the classroom: Mediated literacy instruction and assessment (pp. 211-236). New York: Addison Wesley Longman.

RESEARCH REPORT (As Contributing Editor)

Florida Reading Association Studies and Research Committee (2005, Fall)
Motivation: Engagement in the literacy process. Teachers on the Cutting Edge, 17.

Florida Reading Association Studies and Research Committee (2004, May).
Fluency, development and instruction. Teachers on the Cutting Edge,16.


Weber, C., Cavanaugh, T., and Stanley, N.V. (Under review). Using EBooks to expand literacy experiences for secondary gifted readers.

Stanley, N. V. (In press). Storytelling mini lesson. The Florida Reading Quarterly, 43.

Stanley, N. V. (2006, Winter). Interview with Rick Wormeli: The Intrepid Teacher: Compassionate, Witty and Wise. The Florida Reading Quarterly, 43, 26-35.

Stanley, N.V. (2006, Summer). Interview with John Archambault: Making words sing is a magical thing. The Florida Reading Quarterly, 42, 40-43.

Stanley, N.V. (2004, December). Interview with Joe Torgesen: Reading instruction with sense and sensibility. The Florida Reading Quarterly, 41, 36-42.

Stanley, N. V. (2004, June). Interview with Jonathan Kozol: Brown Vs. board of education, 50 years later -- Hold'n fast to the dream. The Florida Reading Quarterly,40, 26-31..

Stanley, N.V. (2004, April). A celebration of words. Teaching Pre-K-8, 34, 56-57.

Stanley, N.V. (2003, December). Interview with Lisa Delpit: Discovering brilliance in our children. The Florida Reading Quarterly, 40, 12-13.

Stanley, L.A., & Stanley, N.V. (2003, June). High-stakes testing and reading achievement at one urban school. The Florida Reading Quarterly, 39, 6-10.

Stanley, N.V. (2003, March). Question, questions, questions. [Invited column]. The Florida Reading Quarterly, 39, 31.

Stanley, N.V. (2002, September). Games without frontiers: Nile Stanley advocates the use of game-based teaching in ESL classrooms. Language Magazine. 2, 20-22.

Stanley, N.V. (2002, June). Helping teachers teach reading: Nile Stanley reports from the Harvard Literacy Institute. Language Magazine, 1, 24-25.

Stanley, N.V. (2002, August). Teaching nonnative speakers to read: Part two of Nile Stanley's report from the Harvard literacy institute. Language Magazine. 1, 36-37.

Stanley, N.V. (2002, June). An interview with Nancy Doda: Rigor and caring in middle school. Florida Reading Quarterly, 38, 6-11.

Stanley, N. V. (2002, February). Resources for adolescent literacy: Nile Stanley introduces the WORDSS project website Language Magazine, 1, 46.

Stanley, N.V. & Hayes, D. B. (2001, September). Poetry in motion. Language Magazine, 1, 16-18.

Stanley, N.V. (2001). An interview with Nancy Doda: Focus on middle school literacy. New Mexico Journal of Reading, 21, 11-16.


Stanley, NV. (2006, June). Performance assessment and its role in supporting arts-based learning, Workshop presented at the Arts for Learning: Tools for Teaching Conference, The Fine Arts Center at the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fl..

Stanley, N.V. , Wolf, A., and et al. (2006, May). 10th Annual poetry olio: A rock and roll poetry party. Presented at the 51st Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, Chicago, IL.

Stanley, N.V. (2006, April). Motivating readers with poetry, story, and song. Keynote address presented at the Trinidad and Tobago Annual Conference of the International Reading Association, University of West Indies, Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Stanley N.V., and Dulabaum, G. (2005, October 20). Taking the road less traveled: Teaching reading through poetry and song. Preconference Institute presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Florida Reading Association (IRA) Conference, Orlando, FL.

Stanley, N.V., Dillingham, B., & David, G. M. (2005, May). Storytelling for literacy development of English language learners. Microworkshop presented at the 50th Annual Conference of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, TX..

Stanley, N. V. (2005, March). Featured author: Creating readers with poetry. Presented at Michigan Reading Association Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, MI.

Stanley, N. V. (2005, January). Featured author: Creating readers with poetry. Presented at Bay County Reading Association Annual Conference, Panama City, FL.

Stanley, N. V. (2004, November). Featured author: Creating readers with poetry. Getting results: Expo of best practices in urban schools. Florida International University, Miami Beach, FL.

Stanley, N.V. (2004, May). Teaching comprehension through poetry. Session Presented in N. Boyles (chair): Kid friendly comprehension strategy instruction from oral reflection to written response. Pre-convention Institute presented at the 49th Annual Conference of the International Reading Association, Reno-Tahoe, NV.

Stanley, N.V. (2004, April). Creating readers with poetry. Keynote presented at the Lee County Reading Association Conference, Ft. Meyers, FL.

Teitelbaum, H., Kasten, K., Keenan, D., & Stanley, N.V. (2003, February 16). Establishing and sustaining urban professional development schools. [featured professional clinic] for 83rd Annual meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (ATE), Jacksonville, FL.

Stanley, N. V. (2003, April 12). Using poetry to teach struggling adolescent readers. Presentation at the Secondary Reading Conference, University of St. Petersburg, Tarpon Springs, FL.

Stanley, N.V. (2003, April 11). Using poetry to teach word recognition. Presentation at the FLaRe Center Reading Conference, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL.

Stanley, N.V., & Alexander, K. (2000, October). Enhancing language development through poetry theatre. State Conference of the Alaska Literacy Association, Juneau, AL


Complete Vita Available upon Request

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