Barbara Winicki , Ph.D.

  Professor Emeritus
  Office Location: G206
  College: CEHD

Division of Education



Literacy Education
Teacher Education
Foundations of Education



Emeritus Faculty Member, 2019 – Present
Governors State University, College of Education, Division of Education

Full-Time Faculty Member, 1999 - 2019
Governors State University, College of Education, Division of Education

2006 – 2019 Associate Professor of Reading
2005 – 2006 Assistant Professor of Reading
2000 – 2005 University Professor of Reading
1999 - 2000 University Lecturer



The University of Chicago, Department of Education
1999, Ph.D., Curriculum and Instruction (English Education)

Dissertation Title: The English Methods Course as Support for Coherent Secondary Literature Instruction

Saint Xavier College, Chicago,
1989, M.A. in Education - Reading

Northern Illinois University,
1977, B.S.Ed., Elementary Education



  • October, 2016 Presentation for GSU School Social Work program “Learning Language, Learning about Language, and Learning through Language”
  • March, 2013 Presentation for GSU Communications Disorders program “Creating a Community of Learners”
  • March, 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conference, Springfield “Only the Best: Judging the Quality of Informational Books”
  • March, 2011 Illinois Reading Council Conference, Springfield “The Sixth Trait: What Conventions Should We Teach, & How Should We Teach Them?”
  • Summer, 2006 Journal of Reading Education, 31 (3), 21“Reading Teachers and Research: Consumers to Evaluators to Producers” Outstanding Article Award from the Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading.
  • October, 2005 Illinois Reading Council Journal, 33 (4), 21-31 “D’Aulaires to Freedman and Beyond: Lincoln Biographies”
  • February, 2004 Illinois Reading Council Journal, 32 (1), 30-37 “Guiding Students’ Literature Discussions”