Dr. Erica Bowers
Dr. Bowers is a Professor and the Director of the Faculty Development Center. She is a faculty member in the Department of Literacy and Reading Education and the Director of the CSUF Hazel Miller Croy Reading Center. She joined the faculty in the fall of 2006 after completing her Ed.D. in Literacy and Language at the University of Southern California. Her research agenda includes academic language, English language learners, struggling readers and assessment practices. She has several publications including a book entitled, “Building Academic Language through Content Area Texts: Strategies to Support English Language Learners.” She has chaired both the Planning, Resource, and Budget Committee and the University Extended Education Committee and served on several other university level committees. Prior to her work at CSUF, Dr. Bowers was a district trainer, reading specialist, and an elementary school teacher.