Author Bio

Dorsey Hammond began his career as a fourth-grade teacher in Camden, Delaware. He earned his M.Ed and Ph.D from the University of Delaware and taught at Oakland University for 30 years. He is currently a professor of education at Salisbury University in Salisbury, MD, and continues to maintain ties with the Oakland University faculty and Michigan Reading Association.


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