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Tom Bean

  • Tom Bean
  • Professor
  • Teaching & Learning
  • 145 Education Building
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3283
  • tbean@odu.edu
  • Thomas W. Bean is a Professor of LIteracy/Reading in the Department of Teaching and Learning. Tom serves as Reading Graduate Program Director. He is considered a leading schohlar in content area literacy with over 25 books, 31 book chapters, adn over 100 articles in refereed journals including Reading Research Quarterly and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult LIteracy. Tom is senior author of the widely used text, Content Area Literacy: An Integrated Approach (10th ed). His most recent book is Teaching Young Adult Literature: Developing World Citizens, co-authored with Dr. Judith Dunkerly-Bean and Helen Harper.
  • Education

    Arizona State University, 1976
    Major: Secondary Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
  • Research Interests

    Digitral Story Telling related to human rights issues in young adult literature. The integration of science and sailing with middle school students. Cosmopolitan and transmediation theory applied to young adult literature and digital story telling.