Betty C. Fortner, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emerita of Education, Behavioral Sciences and Education
Office Phone: +1 717 948 6726
Office Location: Olmsted Building, W331
Mailing Address:
W331 OLMSTED BLDG
PENN STATE HBG
MIDDLETOWN, PA 17057

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Bio

Betty C. Fortner is an Associate Professor Emerita of Education and Reading. She received her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in reading from the University of Texas-Austin. She teaches courses in higher order thinking as well as developmental and remedial reading for students of all ages. She has published articles in a variety of educational journals, including Reading Research Quarterly, the Journal of Reading Behavior, and The Reading Teacher. In addition, she has made presentations at national and state meetings including the International Reading Association and the National Reading Conference. Dr. Fortner has also served as a consultant to public school districts, governmental agencies, and educational publishing companies.

Research Interests
Development and remedial reading