Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction – Literacy Education, Texas A&M University
M.Ed. Curriculum & Instruction – English/Language Arts, Texas A&M University
B.A. Speech Communications, Baylor University
Courses regularly taught
Content Area Literacy
Literacy Assessment and Teaching
Current Research Interests
Reading related difficulties
Reading and socio-emotional learning and assessment
Washburn, E.K., Binks-Cantrell, E., & Joshi, R.M. (in press). What do preservice teachers
from the US and UK know about dyslexia? Dyslexia.
Washburn, E.K., & Mulcahy, C. (in press). Expanding teachers' knowledge of the English
language: Principles and practices for teacher-educators. Reading and Writing Quarterly.
Washburn, E.K., & Cavagnetto, A. (in press). Using argument as a tool for integrating
science and literacy. The Reading Teacher.
Dixon, L. Q., Wu, S., Burgess-Brigham, R., Joshi, R. M., Binks-Cantrell, E., Washburn,
E.K. (in press). Teaching English reading: What's included in the textbooks of pre-service
general education teachers? In N. Harwood (Ed.), English language teaching textbooks:
Content, consumption, production. New York: Palgrave.
Binks-Cantrell, E., Joshi, R. M., & Washburn, E. K. (2012). Validation of an instrument
for assessing teacher knowledge of basic language constructs of literacy. Annals of
Dyslexia, 62, 153-171.
Binks-Cantrell, E., Washburn, E. K., Joshi, R. M., & Hougen, M. (2012). Peter effect
validated in reading teacher education. Scientific Studies of Reading, 16(6), 526-536.
Washburn, E. K., Joshi, R. M., & Binks-Cantrell, E. S. (2011) Teachers' knowledge
of basic language concepts related to reading instruction and dyslexia. Dyslexia,
Washburn, E. K., Joshi, R. M., & Binks-Cantrell, E. S. (2011). Are preservice teachers
prepared to teach struggling readers? Annals of Dyslexia, 61, 21-43.
Mc Tigue, E. M., Washburn, E. K., & Liew, J. (2009). Resiliency and reading: The role
of self-efficacy in learning to read. The Reading Teacher, 62(5), 422-432.
Certifications (all from Texas)
Master Reading Teacher
Speech Communications and Debate English as a Second Language