Korson, Stacey

Stacey J. Korson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Director of Professional Education Services


  • B.S. in Elementary Education, Central Missouri State University
  • M.S. in Literacy Education, University of Central Missouri
  • Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Research/Academic Interests

  • Student response to nonfiction literature
  • Representation in children’s literature and reading curriculum
  • Preservice teachers’ understanding of literacy
  • Preservice teacher education


Dr. Korson’s work can be found in several journals including
  • Educational Studies
  • The Educational Forum
  • ALER Yearbook
  • Journal of Inquiry and Action in Education

Associations/Affiliations/Work History

  • Kentucky Reading Association (KRA)
  • National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE)
  • Literacy Research Association (LRA)
  • Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER)
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)


  • Spring 2022, Inclusive Excellence Faculty Award, NOEL Studio, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Spring 2020, College of Education Faculty Teaching Award, College of Education, Eastern Kentucky University
  • Spring 2019, President’s Scholarship and Research Travel Award, Graduate College, EKU