About Diane Bottomley
Diane Bottomley has more than 30 years as an educator and has had her work published in national journals. Diane teaches undergraduate and graduate literacy courses. Her research interests include teacher preparation, assessment, and literacy instruction. She has received more than one million dollars in grant funding.
Literacy Education Program Area Leader
Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1993
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1986
B.S., Elementary and Special Education
Eastern Illinois University, 1980
Research and Publications
Huffman, R., Marcum, A., Rice, P. Bottomley, D. (2015). Celebrating Me, Celebrating You: We Are Alike and Different-An Interdisciplinary Unit for Kindergarten. International Literacy Association.
Beal, K., Bottomley, D., Rice, P. (2014). Money makes the world go around: An interdisciplinary economics unit. International Reading Association, Newark: DE.
*Investigator, Diane Bottomley, Matthew Stuve, Nicole Martin, Scott Popplewell, and Ron Morris (2017). The Implementation of Lesson Study to Strengthen English/Language Arts & Social Studies Instruction and Assessment is a two year collaboration with Pleasant View Elementary School in Yorktown, IN. and Randolph Central School Corporation. Indiana Commission of Higher Education awarded $216,000.
Areas of Expertise
Literacy Instruction and Assessment
Literacy Teacher Preparation