Dr. Diane H. Nettles : CAL U

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Dr. Diane H. Nettles


  • B.S.: Elementary Education, University of South Florida
  • M.Ed.: Elementary Education, University of South Florida
  • Ph.D.: Curriculum and Instruction in the Department of Childhood/Language Arts/Reading Education. Dissertation: “A Study of the Variation in Probing Behaviors of Teachers Across Two Subject Areas and Two Levels of Student Ability”


Dr. Nettles has been at Cal U since 1989, and has taught several literacy and field experience courses in the Childhood Education department.  She has published two literacy textbooks, and a text on teacher portfolio development. and has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences. Currently, Dr. Nettles serves as the department chairperson of the Childhood Education department. 

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Childhood Education

Academic Program(s)

  • M.E. Reading Specialist
  • Grad. Cert. Reading

Contact Information



Keystone Hall 313


"The best part of my job is when a student says, 'Aha!  I get it!' There’s no better feeling than that."

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