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College of Education

Dr. Rebecca Putman

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College of Education, Assistant Professor

Dr. Rebecca Putman

Dr. Putman is an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction within the College of Education. Dr. Putman earned her BS in Deaf Education from Texas Christian University and is a former elementary public school teacher and reading specialist. She earned her M.Ed. in Reading Education and her Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction from the University of North Texas. Dr. Putman joined the faculty at Tarleton State University in 2014 and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on the Fort Worth campus.

If you ever visit any of Dr. Putman’s classes, you will not see her at front of the classroom lecturing. Instead, her students participate in active, hands-on learning. Her students sit in groups and regularly talk to partners, small groups, and participate in large group discussions. She believes the students learn as much from each other as they do from her. Her students also get up and move a lot during class, and she tries to structure her courses and provide opportunities so that all students feel comfortable participating and taking an active role in their learning. Rebecca is a past winner of the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award for Tarleton State University.

Dr. Putman’s research interests include the application and effectiveness of technology as a tool to instruct students in literacy and the use of technology as a pedagogical, assessment, and community-building tool in the college classroom.

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