Emily Zuccaro, Ph.D.

Emily Zuccaro, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor


  • B.A. University of Iowa
  • M.A. Sam Houston State University
  • Ph.D. University of Louisville, Curriculum and Instruction

Research/Academic Interests

  • Literacy education
  • Elementary education
  • English as a Second Language
  • Culturally responsive teaching


Dr. Zuccaro’s work can be found in several journals including:
  • Mid-South Literacy Journal
  • Language Arts
She has also co-authored books and book chapters including:
  • Positioning students as writers: A discourse analysis in teacher educationin Clinical Partnerships in Urban Elementary Settings: An Honest Celebration of the Messy Realities of Doing This Work.
  • Digital observers, explorers and teachers in preschool in Reclaiming Early Childhood Literacies: Narratives of Hope, Power, and Vision.

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • National Council of Teachers of English, member
  • Kentucky Reading Association, member
  • TESOL International Association, member
  • Literacy Research Association, member
  • Third grade teacher, Houston, Texas
  • Second grade teacher, Monterrey, Mexico


  • Diane Kyle Award for Outstanding Community Engagement
  • Research and Faculty Development Grant