Site Search

A Cal U faculty member standing with a robot.A Cal U faculty member standing with a robot.

Reading Specialist: Faculty

Our expert faculty will teach you the foundations of reading and writing processes and instruction. They possess the life skills and experiences necessary to make you successful in your graduate education. You'll learn theory and research in reading, a wide range of instructional practices, approaches, methods, and curriculum materials to support reading and writing instruction. Click on each of their profiles below to learn more about their experience, publications, awards and contact information.


  • Photo of Catherine Hayden

    Catherine Hayden

    Instructor and Reading Specialist Program Coordinator

    Mrs. Hayden has worked for a local school district for 37 years as an elementary teacher.   More

  • Dr. Diane H. Nettles


    Dr. Nettles is the department chairperson of the Childhood Education department beginning Spring More

  • Photo of Dr. Christine Peterson

    Dr. Christine Peterson

    Associate Professor

    Dr. Peterson has 20 years of experience as an educator, including as a public school teacher in More