Directors

Dr. Barbara O’Byrne

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Director of CWVWP

Phone:304-746-1986

Email: bobyrne@marshall.edu

Barbara O’Byrne is a program director of the Literacy Education Program and the Central West Virginia Writing Project at Marshall University. Her professional interests focus on writing and literacy, and in particular on the role of engagement in literacy and learning and multimodal literacy. She is published in numerous national and international journals. An active member of a writing group, she has had stories published in Perigee Publication for the Arts, The Citron Review, and Flash Fiction Magazine. She is currently working on a collection of stories about the extraordinariness of ordinary lives.

 

 

Dr. Stephanie Burdette

Co-Director of CWVWP

Phone:304-746-1913

Email: Toney14@marshall.edu

Dr. Stephanie Burdette has worked in the field of public and higher education for over two decades. Prior to entering higher education, she worked as a reading specialist and school administrator. Presently, she is employed as an assistant professor/assessment coordinator and serves as the co-director of the CWVWP. She also serves as president of the Greater Kanawha Valley Higher Education Reading Council in addition to being an active member of Read Aloud WV. She is deeply interested in literacy leadership, a topic which served as the framework for her doctoral studies as well as the topic for several of her state and national conference presentations.

 

 

Cheryl Stahle

Co-Director of CWVWP

Phone: 215-870-2578

Email: cheryl.stahle@k12.wv.us

Cheryl Stahle has worked in the field of public and higher education for two decades.  She currently teaches at the high school level, coaching other teachers on instruction and technology integration in ELA classrooms.  Presently, she serves as the co-director of CWVWP and the vice president of the Greater Kanawha Valley Higher Education Reading Council.  Cheryl is interested in improving student literacy skills through instruction and technology both of which are areas of her conference presentations and consulting work.