James Erekson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Literacy

School of Teacher Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences

Contact Information

McKee 314
Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Teacher Education
Campus Box 107
Greeley, CO 80639


Professional/Academic Experience

Other Experience

Research/Areas of Interest

Children’s literature interpretation, literacy assessment, community and family literacy.

Publications/Creative Works

Peer-Reviewed Articles:

Erekson, J.A. (Fall 2014). “How Corn Maiden Lost her Corn.” Marvels & Tales: Journal of Fairy Tale Studies, 28 (2).

Kim, Y., Erekson, J., Bunten, B.A., & Hinchey, P. (2014) Toward Sustainable Educational Changes through School-Based Professional Development on ELL Assessment for New Teachers.  Theory Into Practice, 53:3, 228-235, DOI: 10.1080/00405841.2014.916966

Erekson, J.A. (2010). "Prosody and Meaning." Reading Horizons. 50 (2), 80-98.


Erekson, J.A. (2014). Engaging Minds in Social Studies: The Surprising Power of Joy. (M.F. Opitz & M.P. Ford, Series Ed.). Engaging Minds: The Surprising Power of Joy.  Alexandria, Virginia: ASCD.

Opitz, M.F., & Erekson, J.A. (2014). Understanding, Assessing, and Teaching Reading: A Diagnostic Approach, 7th ed . New York: Allyn & Bacon.