Suzette Youngs, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Reading Education

School of Teacher Education
College of Education and Behavioral Sciences
University of Northern Colorado
Campus  Box 107
310 McKee, Greeley, CO 80639
Office phone: 970-351-2413

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Dr. Suzette Youngs will join the faculty in the School of Teacher Education where she will be teaching classes in reading. She received her doctorate from the University of Nevada, Reno where she also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in reading methods and children's literature. Before pursuing a doctorate, Suzette taught in multiage intermediate classrooms in Pagosa Springs, Colorado and Reno, Nevada. She has also written several books pertaining to reading and writing methods, some of which include: Writing Without Boundaries: What’s Possible When Students Combine Genres with co-author Dr. Diane Barone, Around the Reading Workshop in 180 Days and More Advanced Lessons in Comprehension with Dr. Frank Serafini. Suzette is also a Heinemann speaker and conducts workshops throughout the United Sates and Internationally. Her research interests include visual literacy, integrating literacy and history and children’s responses to picture books. Suzette enjoys camping with her husband Kevin and their two girls Chandler and Morgan.

Research Interests and Specializations

Multimodal Compositions, Multiliteracies, Multimodal Analysis, Visual literacy, Children’s Responses to Picturebooks, Multigenre Writing, Disciplinary Literacy, Literature Study Groups, and Reading Aloud


  • Ph. D., University of Nevada, Reno, Reno, Nevada, 2009: Literacy Studies. Dissertation: Literary, Visual, and Historical Understandings: Intermediate Grade Readers Respond to Historical Fiction Picturebooks
  • M. Ed., State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY, 1992: Elementary Education
  • B.A., State University of New York at Oswego, Oswego, NY, 1990: Public Relations
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