Thomas Cornell, Ed.D.

Associate Professor; Chairperson
Language, Literacy, and Leadership Department
(314)968-7087
thomascornell28@webster.edu
Webster Hall 232B

 

 

Biography

Tom is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Arts, Reading, and Early Childhood. He also serves as the program coordinator for the MA in Communication Arts. He has extensive experience in K-12 education having worked as a classroom teacher, reading specialist, Title I Director, and Communication Arts/Library Media Services Curriculum Coordinator before coming to Webster University. He serves as a consultant for assisting with the writing of curriculum for schools and also has received numerous grants in the area of literacy. He has presented at numerous regional and international conferences on the topics of reading, writing, comprehension strategies, and student engagement. Currently, Tom serves as a Board of Examiner with the Council for the Association of Educator Preparation. He also serves as an IRB Board member for the university and was selected to serve on the Military Affairs Task Force. He is a past graduate of the Global Leadership Academy at Webster University as well. In addition, he serves on the Board of Directors for the St. Louis Suburban Council of the International Reading Association and is a past president of the Missouri State Council of the International Reading Association.