- Early Childhood
- Adult Literacy
Collaborative Center for Literacy Development
Research at the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development
Our mission is to conduct research in literacy that informs policy and practice early childhood through adult. In the current academic year, CCLD receives approximately $1.8 million in state and federal funds to support its research projects. Faculty at CCLD and its partner universities work collaboratively to improve literacy through rigorous research and evaluation. The center's research projects vary in terms of scope and methodology and include both large- and small-scale studies.
CCLD Faculty Researchers
Susan Cantrell, Ed.D., is the Director of Research for the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development (CCLD). She conducts research related to reading comprehension processes, programs and practices for improving reading comprehension, and teacher efficacy and development. In addition to overseeing the CCLD's research activities, she serves as an associate professor in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Kentucky and teachers courses in literacy. Currently, she is the Principal Investigator on two U.S. Department of Education Striving Readers evaluations.