Dr. Benita Dillard
Office: #368 University Hall
Dr. Benita R. Dillard is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Georgia Regents University. She earned a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in literacy education from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Her research and scholarship interests include: Literacy across the content areas, teacher education, New Literacies, reading/writing workshop, young adult literature, and qualitative research.
She has presented research papers at national conferences including the American Education Research Association, the Literacy Research Association, and the Association of Teacher Educators. She co-authored a book titled: When Textbooks Fall Short: New Way, New Texts, New Sources of Information in the Content Areas. She has published book chapters and articles in peer-reviewed journals.
Dr. Dillard is originally from Greenville, South Carolina. She has lived in different regions of the United States. She has lived in North Carolina, Kentucky, Texas, California, Las Vegas, Nevada, and now she has returned home to South Carolina. She taught conversational English in Shen Zhen, China; she longs to return to China to visit. Dr. Dillard enjoys conducting research, immersing herself in different cultures, reading and writing, and traveling.