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Northwest Missouri State University

Margaret Drew

Margaret Drew



231 Brown Hall


660.562.1561 (fax)

Joined Northwest in 1996



  • Ph.D. in Curriculum & Instruction/Literacy, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, IL
  • Sup. Endorsement in Adult Reading Problems, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, IL
  • B.S. in Education: Elementary, Illinois State University at Normal, IL

Courses Taught

  • 62-380 Diagnostic & Corrective Reading
  • 62-456 Seminar & Practicum in Reading
  • 62-407 Language Arts Practicum
  • 62-654 Analysis & Correction of Reading Disabilities
  • 62-607 Language Arts in the Elementary School
  • 62-660 Practicum 1: Diagnosing & Remediating Reading Disabilities in Grades K-6
  • 73-101 Freshman Seminar

Academic Interests

  • Literacy assessment and methods of teaching
  • Specific reading disabilities
  • Content area reading and writing
  • Teacher preparation
  • Technology for learning

Scholarly Activity


Drew, M. & Thompson, P. (2011). Problem-based learning: A path to critical literacy development. National Social Science Technology Journal, 1(2), online publication.


Thompson, P., & Drew, M. (2010). Literature + technology = A winning combination for learning Social Studies. National Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV. March 28-30.

Drew, M. & Thompson, P. (2009). Engaging teachers and students in interactive technologies as pathways to literacy. International Reading Association 54th Annual Convention North Central, Minneapolis, MN. May 3-7.

Drew, M., & Thompson, P. (2009). Invited presentation: Engaging teachers and students in interactive technologies as pathways to literacy. International reading Association 54th Annual Convention West, Phoenix, AZ. February 21-25.

Student Group Advisement

  • Graduate reading program coordinator
  • Freshman Seminare instructor (13 years)
  • Newman Center sponsor

Other Professional Experiences

  • Chair Reading professor search team, March 2011
  • International Reading Association member
  • Member certification report team for St. Gregory's School


  • Cantor/song leader, St. Gregory's Church
  • St. Gregory's Choir member