Dr. Neva V. Cramer

Dr. Neva V. CramerAssociate Professor of Education
Director, Teacher Education & Graduate Studies
email: nvcramer@schreiner.edu

Classes Taught
EDUC 4305, 4306, 4307: Curriculum and Assessment
EDUC 5302: Evolution of Educational Change
EDUC 5306: Child Development
EDUC 5324: Assessment and Measurement of the Learner
EDUC 5341: Advanced Content Reading
Supervisor of Student Teaching

Southwest Texas University

B.S., Secondary Education
Speech/Drama and English
Louisiana State University, 1977

M.A. in Reading
Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction
Louisiana State University, 1994

Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction

Louisiana State University, 2003

Publications (Most Recent):  N. Cramer, Ortlieb, E.T., Cheek, E. H. (2007) Multiple Ways of Knowing: A Theoretical Framework for Drama and Literacy in a Contemporary Curriculum, The Reading Matrix; Cramer, N., Ortlieb, E.T., Cheek, E.H. (2007) Changing Our Students’ Perception About Reading, Academic Exchange Quarterly; Ortlieb, E.T., Cramer, N., Cheek, E.H. (2007) The Art of Reading: Dramatizing Literacy, Reading Improvement; Literacy and the Dramatic Arts – Dec 2003, Teaching and Learning in Diverse Setting; Dissertation 2004 – Literacy as a Performing art: A Phenomenological Study of Oral Dramatic Reading

Presentations (Most Recent):  International Reading Association Southeastern Conference, October 2006, Mobile, AL, Presentation: Literacy as a Performing Art: Using the Arts to Create a Motivating and Diverse Reading/Writing Classroom; Prevent Child Abuse “Kids Are Worth It” Conference, May 9-11, 2007, Session-Giving Children a Voice Through the Arts; AP College Board Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV, July 9-12, 2007, Presentation at main conference-“Approaching Pre-AP Creatively: Teaching Through the Arts”;  Louisiana Reading Association Annual State Conference, November 7-9, 2007, 1st Session, The Art of Conversation: Using Art to Promote Authentic Response to Literature in Struggling Students, 2nd Session, “Reading the Struggling Student”;  Institute of Critical Languages and Cultural Exchange, Star Talk Summer Institute, Louisiana State University, July 2008, Walking in the Shoes of the People of the Middle East: Experiencing the Various Cultures of the Middle East Through Children’s Literature and the Arts http://www.iclce.org/startalkpeople.html.

Dr. Neva V Cramer specializes in learning/teaching through the arts. With a background in the performing arts, Neva has combined her interests and studies to promote literacy through local, regional, and statewide school seminars and workshops, through presentations for the International Reading Association, the NTCE, the College Board, and other organizations. She spent five years at Louisiana State University as an instructor for teacher training classes and university supervisor of student teachers. She also works with pre-service teachers through the alternative certification training classes at Louisiana Resource Center for Educators. She has over twenty years experience as a teacher from 3rd to 12th grade in the areas of theatre, speech, secondary English, reading, and elementary language arts, and has served as an Advanced Placement Coordinator and presenter for the College Board.