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CURRICULUM VITA

DAN T. OUZTS

Educator

 

School of Education
The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC 29409
(843) 953-5201 (Office)
(843) 953-7258 (Fax)
2782 Christ Church Court
Mt. Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 881-0071 (Home)
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Education

1979 Ph.D.

The University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
Major: Reading Education
Supporting Area: Psychology

1972 M.Ed.

The University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina
Major: Reading Education

1969 B.A. The University of South Carolina
French

Professional Experience

2004-Present Acting Dean of Education and Professor of Education
The Citadel
2001-2004 Associate Dean of Education and Professor of Education
The Citadel
2000-2001 Acting Dean of Education
The Citadel
1998-2000 Assistant Department Head and Professor of Education
Department of Education
The Citadel
1983-1998 Associate Professor of Education
The Citadel
1978-1983 Assistant Professor of Education
The Citadel
1974-1978 Reading Coordinator
Georgetown County School District
1973-1974 Director of Reading Clinic and Graduate Assistant
The University of South Carolina
1974 Teacher, Grades 10-12, Reading
Richland County School District #1
1971-1973 Instructor for Special Services Program
Claflin College (Health, Education, and Welfare)
1969-1971 Teacher, Grades 9-12, French and English
Calhoun County School District

Licensures and Certifications

  • South Carolina State Department of Education, Teaching Credential 078655
  • Certified in French, English, Elementary Education, Elementary Principal, High School Principal, Reading Teacher, Reading Consultant, and Reading Coordinator/Director
  • Georgia State Department of Education, Teaching Credential 188013
  • Certified in French (grades 9-12) and Reading Specialist

Professional Organizations

  • International Reading Association
  • College Reading Association
  • National Reading Conference
  • South Carolina Council of The International Reading Association
    • Board of Directors, 1977-78
    • Board of Directors, 1981-82
    • Chair, Research Committee
    • Program Committee, 1978/1981/1983/1985/1989/1991
    • Local Arrangement Coordinator for the 13th Southeastern Conference of the International Reading Association, November 9-11, 1988
  • Charleston County Council of The International Reading Association, President, 1981-82
  • Bibliotherapy and Reading - Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association
  • Georgetown County Reading Council of the International Reading Association, President, 1976-77
  • South Carolina Association of Reading Educators, Founding member, 1981

Professional Leadership

  1. Chair, Bibliotherapy and Reading (IRA), 2002-present.
  2. Editorial Advisory Board of Journal of Bibliotherapy and Reading, 1999-present.
  3. Member, Advisory Board for Journal of the South Carolina Council of the International Reading Association.
  4. Field Council Coordinator for the National Reading Conference.
  5. Local Arrangements Coordinator for the 13th Southeast Regional Conference of the International Reading Association, November 9-11, 1988.
  6. Local Arrangements Coordinator for the 43rd National Reading Conference, December 1-3, 1993.
  7. Local Arrangements Coordinator for the 40th Annual Conference of the College of Reading Association, October 31-November 3, 1996.
  8. Chair, Adolescent Literature Committee of South Carolina Council of the International Reading Association.
  9. Local Arrangements Coordinator for the 42nd Annual Conference of the College Reading Association, November 5-8, 1998.
  10. Coordinator for The Annual Citadel Reading Conference 1977-present.
  11. Chair, Charleston County: Community of Readers.

Professional Memberships

  • International Reading Association
  • College Reading Association
  • National Reading Conference
  • Bibliotherapy and Reading SIG of IRA
  • South Carolina Council of the International Reading Association
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Charleston County Community of Readers

Consultantships

National Companies

  • Western Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin
  • Charles E. Merrill Company, Columbus, Ohio

School Districts

  • Anderson County School District
  • Beaufort County School District
  • Berkeley County School District
  • Calhoun County School District
  • Charleston County School District
  • Colleton County School District
  • Dorchester County School District
  • Georgetown County School District
  • Greenwood County School District
  • Hampton County School District
  • Orangeburg County School District
  • Brunswick, Georgia
  • Macon, Georgia
  • Statesboro, Georgia

Awards, Honors

2004 Service Award from the International Reading Association Bibliotherapy and Reading
2004 Reading Recovery Award from Charleston County Council of the International Reading Association
1996 Award of Excellence from Charleston County Community of Readers
1996
Citation, Community of Readers
1993 Charleston County Community of Readers Citation
1993
Citadel Development Foundation Achievement Award
1993
Distinguished Volunteer Award from Charleston County School District
1991
Citadel Development Foundation Achievement Award
1990
State of South Carolina Literacy Award Recipient
1990
Citadel Development Foundation Teaching Excellence Award
1988
Charleston County Literacy Award Recipient from the International Reading Association
1988 Trident Chapter Council for Exceptional Children
1986
Distinguished service on the South Carolina International Reading Association Board of Directors
1985
Citadel Development Foundation Outstanding Teaching Award
1978
International Reading Association For Outstanding Contributions to Reading Council Activities
1976
South Carolina State Department of Education, Outstanding Contributions to State Adoption Committee

Selected Presentations

Ouzts, D.T. (2005, May). Books and Social-Emotional Growth through Bibliotherapy. Paper accepted for the 50th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, San Antonio, Texas.

Ouzts, D.T. (2004, May). An Analysis of the 1938-2004 Caldecott Award Books as they relate to bibliotherapy. Paper presented at the 49th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, Reno-Tahoe, Nevada.

Ouzts, D.T. (2003, May). Bibliotherapy as storybook guidance: An analysis of the past ten years of the children's choices, teachers' choices, and young adults' choices. Paper presented at the 48th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, Orlando, Florida.

Ouzts, D.T. (2002, May) Ten Practical Applications Connected to Award-Winning Literature for a Bibliotherapy Program. Paper presented at the 47th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, San Francisco, California.

Ouzts, D.T. (2001, May). The Emergence of Bibliotherapy as a Discipline. Paper presented at the 46th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Ouzts, D.T. (2001, March). Developing a School-Wide Vocabulary Program. Paper presented at the South Carolina Middle School Association Annual Conference, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

Ouzts, D.T. (2001, February). Developing a School-Wide Vocabulary Program: Strategies for Success in the Middle School. Paper presented at the 27th Annual Conference of the South Carolina Council of the International Reading Association, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Ouzts, D.T. (2000, May) Practical Application for the Classroom Teacher: A Bibliotherapeutic Approach. Paper presented at the 45th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Ouzts, D.T. (2000, March) A School-Wide Vocabulary Program for the Middle School. Paper presented at the 20th Southeast Regional Conference of the International Reading Association, Savannah, Georgia.

Ouzts, D.T. (1999, November). Bibliotherapy as Storybook Guidance: An Analysis of the Past Ten Years of the Children's Choices, Teachers' Choices, and Young Adults' Choices. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the College Reading Association, Hilton Head, South Carolina.

Ouzts, D.T. (1999, May) Practical Applications for the Classroom Teacher: A Bibliotherapeutic Approach. Paper presented at the 44th Annual Conference of The International Reading Association, San Diego, CA.

Ouzts, D.T. (1998, November) An Examination of the International Reading Association's Children's Choices, Teachers' Choices, and Young Adults' Choices as Related to Bibliotherapy. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of The College Reading Association, Myrtle Beach, SC.

Ouzts, D.T. (1998, May) Divorce and literature: Breaking the Emotional Barrier. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the International Reading Association, Orlando, FL.

Ouzts, D.T. (1997, November) A Study of teacher knowledge of the Caldecott and Newbery Books Using a Survey Entitled "What's Your Literature Quotient?" Paper presented at the 41st Annual Conference of the College Reading Association, Boston, MA.

Ouzts, D.T. (1997, October) Using Professional Development to Turn Around Low-performing Schools. Paper presented at the 1997 Southeastern Regional Vision for Education, Atlanta, GA

Ouzts, D.T. (1997, May) Integrating Literature into the Social Studies Using Award Winning Literature. Paper presented at the 42nd Annual Conference of the International Reading Association, Atlanta, GA.

Ouzts, D.T. (1996, November) Integration of Literature into the Social Studies: Enhancing Civic Understanding. Paper presented at the 76th Annual Conference of the National Council for the Social Studies, Washington, D.C.

Ouzts, D.T. (1996, November) Using Caldecott Medal and Honor Books to Motivate Middle School Readers. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the College Reading Association, Charleston, S.C.

Ouzts, D.T. (1996, October) Restructuring the Curriculum Using Literature to Emphasize a Holistic Approach to Learning: Bridging the Gap Between the University and the Local Education Agency. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the southeastern Regional Association of Teacher Educators, Charleston, SC.

Ouzts, D.T. (1995, November) Development of Inservice and Pre-service Teacher Knowledge of the Caldecott and Newberry Books Using Scavenger Hunts as Instructional Strategies. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the College Reading Association, Clearwater Beach, FL.

Ouzts, D.T. (1995, November) Bibliotherapy: Special Literature to Balance a Reading Program for At-Risk Students. Paper presented at the 1st Combined International Reading Association Regional Conference (Great Lakes and Southeast), Nashville, TN.

Ouzts, D.T. (1995, May) Developing a Community of Readers: Embracing the Home, School, and Community. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference of the International Reading Association, Anaheim, CA.

Ouzts, D.T. (1994, November) An Analysis of Two Tests Consisting of 50 Literature Based Items to Determine Knowledge of the Caldecott and Newbery Books for Elementary and Middle/Secondary Teachers. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the College Reading Association, New Orleans, LA.

Ouzts, D.T. (1994 October) Bibliotherapy: Conflict Resolution With Real Literature in a Real World. Paper presented at the 17th Southeast Regional International Reading Association Conference, Birmingham, AL

Ouzts, D.T. (1994, July) Cinderella Stories From Around the World: Socio-cultural Contexts for Literacy. Paper accepted for the 15th International Reading Association World Congress on Reading, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ouzts, D.T. (1994, May) Bibliotherapeutic Literature for the At-Risk Student. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference of the International Reading Association, Toronto, Canada.

Ouzts, D.T. (1993, December) The Dolch 220 Word List and the Gullah Language. Paper presented at the 43rd Annual Conference of the National Reading Conference, Charleston, SC.

Ouzts, D.T. (1993, November) Bibliotherapeutic Literature: A Key Facet of Whole Language Instruction for the At-Risk Student. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the College Reading Association, Richmond,VA.

Ouzts, D.T. (1991, November) Bibliotherapy and the At-Risk Student. Paper presented at the 15th Southeast Conference of the International Reading Association, Winston-Salem, NC.

Publications

Palombo, M.J., & Ouzts, D.T. (2005). Contemporary Realistic Fiction: Bibliotherapy. In N.A. Anderson, Elementary Children's Literature: The Basics for Teachers and Parents, 2nd Edition, Boston, Allyn and Bacon.

Palombo, M.J., & Ouzts, D.T. (2005). An analysis of the children's choices, teachers' choices, and young adults' choices as related to bibliotherapy. In "Elksnin, L.K., & Elksnin, N. Teaching Social-Emotional Skills in School and Home. Denver, Colorado: Love Publishing.

Ouzts, D.T., & Palombo, M.J. (2005). Case method in graduate children's literature course to foster critical thinking: Picture books and the QAR (Question-Answer-Relationship). Inquiry.

Palombo, M.J., & Ouzts, D.T. (2005). Locating the books as related to concept, issue, and bibliotherapy. Intervention in School and Clinic. Pro-Ed. Austin, Texas.

Ouzts, D.T., & Palombo, M.J. (2004). Technology in higher education: A study of perceptions of college professors. TechTrends.

Ouzts, D.T. (2003). A Learner-Centered Curriculum Based on Award Winning Literature. Education, 124(1), 76-85.

Ouzts, D.T. (2002). Gullah: A Study of Language. Reading Improvement, 39(2), 55-68.

Ouzts, D.T. (2002). Contemporary Realistic Fiction. In N.A. Anderson, Elementary Children's Literature: The Basics for Teachers and Parents, 1st edition, Boston, Allyn and Bacon.

Ouzts, D.T. (1999). Connecting literature with K-8 national geography standards. The Social Studies, 90(2), 85-92.

Ouzts, D.T. (1998). Using the question-answer relationship with social studies trade Books. Social Studies and the Young Learner, 10(4) 26-28.

Ouzts, D.T. (1997). Restructuring the curriculum using literature to emphasize a holistic approach to learning. The Journal of the Southeastern Regional Association Of Teacher Educators, 6(1), 7-11.

Ouzts, D.T. (1994). Bibiotherapeutic literature: A key facet of whole language instruction for the at-risk student. Reading Horizons, 35 (2), 161-175.

Ouzts, D.T. (1991). Bibliotherapy for the at-risk student. Education Forum, 10 (2), 1-3. Newsletter of the Department of Education, The Citadel.

Ouzts, D.T. (1991). Middle school students recall their favorite books. Middle School Journal, 22(5), 22-27.

Ouzts, D.T. (1991). The emergence of bibliotherapy as a discipline. Reading Horizons, 31(3), 199-206.

Ouzts, D.T. (1988). Five books for the literature program. Reading Improvement, 25(4), 303-310.

Ouzts, D.T. (1988). Gullah Language and the Dolch 220. The Florida Reading Quarterly, 24(4), 16-18.

Ouzts, D.T. (1986). Getting parent volunteers. Reading Today of the International Reading Association, 4(2), 9.

Ouzts, D.T. (1986). Teacher expectation: Implications for achievement, Reading Horizons, 26(2), 133-139.

Ouzts, D.T. (1986). Crisis intervention through bibliotherapy. The Oklahoma Reader, 22(1), 5-8.

Ouzts, D.T. (1985). Using hobbies to promote reading. Reading Improvement, 22(4), 301-304.

Ouzts, D.T. (1984). Breaking the emotional barrier through the bibliotherapeutic process. Reading Horizons, 2(23), 191-194.

Ouzts, D.T. (1984). Creative writing: Implications for achievement in reading. The Florida Reading Quarterly, 21(2), 36-39.

Ouzts, D.T. (1984). Grading reading: The reading teacherís dilemma. The Oklahoma Reader, 19(3), 9-15.

Ouzts, D.T. (1984). Is there a best way of teaching reading? Alabama Reader, 11(2), 24-29.

Ouzts, D.T. (1984). Shared reading: Implications for achievement in reading. The Tar Heel Reading Journal, 4(1), 10-12.

Ouzts, D.T. (1983). Journal writing: Implications for achievement in reading. Reading Improvement, 20(1), 7-10.

Ouzts, D.T. (1982). Teacher personality: Implications for achievement in reading, Reading Horizons, 22(3), 191-194.

Ouzts, D.T. (1982). Learning modalities and reading: Implications for teaching. Ohio Reading Teacher, 16(2), 26-29.

Ouzts, D.T. (1981). Motivating lifetime readers. Alabama Reader, 8(2), 16-21.

Ouzts, D.T. (1981). Pre-school education: A beginning. The Clemson Kappan, 1, 12-17.

Ouzts, D.T. (1981). A partnership in reading. Search, 4(3), South Carolina Council of the International Reading Association.

Ouzts, D.T. (1980). The identification of auditory learners. Search, 3(2), South Carolina Council of the International Reading Association.

Books and Proceedings

Ouzts, D.T. and Gale Breedlove (Eds.) (1983). The Reading Yearbook. The Citadel Reading Conference. Charleston, SC: The Citadel.

Ouzts, D.T. (1982). The Fifth Annual Citadel Reading Conference Yearbook. Charleston, SC: The Citadel.

Ouzts, D.T. (1981). The Fourth Annual Citadel Reading Conference Yearbook. Charleston, SC: The Citadel

Contributions to Books

Palombo, M.J., & Ouzts, D.T. (2005). Contemporary Realistic Fiction: Bibliotherapy. In N.A. Anderson, Elementary Children's Literature: The Basics for Teachers and Parents, 2nd Edition, Boston, Allyn and Bacon.

Palombo, M.J., & Ouzts, D.T. (2005). An analysis of the children's choices, teachers' choices, and young adults' choices as related to bibliotherapy. In "Elksnin, L.K., & Elksnin, N. Teaching Social-Emotional Skills in School and Home. Denver, Colorado: Love Publishing.

Ouzts, D.T. (2002). Contemporary Realistic Fiction. In N.A. Anderson, Elementary Children's Literature: The Basics for Teachers and Parents, 1st edition, Boston, Allyn and Bacon.

Ouzts, D.T. (1999) Developing a school-wide vocabulary program. In J. Phillip Bennett (ed.) Conference Proceedings of the South Carolina Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. 1999 8th Annual Teacher Education conference. University of South Carolina, 27-32.

Ouzts, D.T. (1995). Expanding teacher knowledge and classroom use of the Caldecott Medal and Honor books in the middle school. In G. Bloodsworth and M. Corboy (Ed. S.) Conference Proceedings of the South Carolina Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Fall 1995 4th Annual Teacher Education Conference: Winds of Change II, Full Service Schools, University of South Carolina, 29-34.

Ouzts, D.T. (1994) The voices of literature: Conflict resolution with bibliotherapy. In G. Bloodsworth (Ed.). Conference Proceedings of the South Carolina Association Of Teacher Educators and South Carolina Association of Colleges of Teacher Education Fall 1994 3rd Annual Teacher Education Conference: The Quest for Excellence: Many Paths, Many Roads, One Goal. University of South Carolina, 138-142.

Ouzts, D.T. (1990) Survey of reading habits and interests. In W.G. Breedlove (Ed.) Contemporary Trends in Children's and Young Adult's Literature: Research Perspectives. South Carolina State Council of the International Reading Association, The University of South Carolina, 165-167.

Ouzts, D.T. (1987) Teacher Expectations: Implications for Achievement. In K. VanderMeulen (Ed.). Reading Horizons: Selected Readings. Western Michigan University, 173-178.

Ouzts, D.T. (1987) Breaking the emotional barrier through the bibliotherapeutic Process. In K. VanderMeulen (Ed.). Reading Horizons: Selected Readings. Western Michigan University, 173-178.

Ouzts, D.T. (1983) Bibliotherapy: Breaking the no-can-do syndrome. Published By Barnell Loft, Ltd. Selected Articles on the Teaching of Reading, Set F, No. 28: Baldwin, NY.

Documents and Editorships

ERIC

 

The International Reading Association, Indianapolis 2000
The College Reading Association 1997
The College Reading Association 1996
The College Reading Association 1995
ED 380-782 (16 pp.) Annual Meetings of the National Reading Conference (San Diego, California) 16 pages 1994
4117 Ohio Reading Teacher 1982, 4 pages

 

Editorships

 

Co-Editor of Bibliotherapy and Reading, Newsletter of the Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, Volume 12, Issue 2, 2000 and Volume 12, Issue 3, 2001, Volume 13, Issues 1 and 2, 2002, Volume 14, Issues 1 and 2, 2003, Volume 15, Issues 1 and 2, 2004.

 

Co-Editor


Ouzts, D.T., and C. Eadon

IRA Speaks Volume IX, No. 1
IRA Speaks Volume IX, No. 2 [1986-1987]
IRA Speaks Volume IX, No. 3
Newsletter of the South Carolina Council of the International Reading Association (Circulation 5,000)

 

Co-Editor


Ouzts, D.T., and L. Elksnin

 

Education Forum

 

Volume 1, No. 1 Fall 1985
Volume 2, No. 1 Spring 1986 [1985-1987]
Volume 2, No. 2 Fall 1986
Volume 3, No. 1 Spring 1987
Volume 3, No. 2 Fall 1987


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