E. Wendy Saul

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Professor of Education

Address:
Center for International Studies
316 Marillac Hall
St. Louis MO 63121 USA

Phone: 314-516-4580

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Education:

1968 B.A. Knox College, Galesburg, IL English (with honors)
1969 M.S. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL Education
1981 Ph.D. University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI Curriculum & Instruction

Employment:

2003-present Allen B. and Helen S. Shopmaker Professor of Education in Collaboration with Springboard to Learning

1996-2003 Professor of Education, University of Maryland Baltimore County

1999-2001 Coordinator, Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Project, Washington, DC

1989-1996 Associate Professor of Education, University of Maryland Baltimore County

1984-1989 Assistant Professor of Education, University of MarylandBaltimore County

1977-1979 Instructor, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

1976-1978 Instructor, Rosemont College, Rosemont, Pennsylvania

1975 Administrative Assistant, Impact Study Team, National Teacher Corps, Madison, Wisconsin

1971-1973 Director of Education, Grand Street Settlement, NYC, NY

1969-1971 Teacher of Reading, Writing and Filmmaking, J.H.S. 22, NYC, NY

Publications:

Books:

  • Crawford, A., E. Wendy Saul, Samuel R. Mathews and Jim Makinster, (2005), Teaching and Learning Strategies for the Thinking Classroom. N.Y.: IDEA Press.
  • Saul, W., Donna Dieckman, Charles Pearce and Donna Neutze (2005), Beyond the Science Fair: Creating a Kid’s Inquiry Conference. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Saul, W. (Ed.) (2003), Crossing Borders to Literacy and Science Instruction. Newark, DE: International Reading Association. (co-published with NSTA)
  • Saul, W. et al. (2002), Science Workshop: Reading, Writing and Thinking Like a Scientist. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Saul, W. and Jeanne Reardon (Ed.) (1996), Beyond the Science Kit: Inquiry in Action. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Saul, E.W. (Ed.) (1994), Non-fiction in the Classroom: The Writer and Social Responsibility. New York, NY: Teachers College Press.
  • Saul, W., et al., (1993), Science Workshop: A Whole Language Approach. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Saul, E.W. (Ed.) (1991), Vital Connections: Children, Science and Books. Washington, DC: Library of Congress; (reprinted, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann, 1992).
  • Saul, W. with A. R. Newman (1986), Science Fare: A Guide to Children’s Toys, Books and Activities. New York: Harper and Row.
     

Children’s Books:

  • Saul, W. (2001), “Introduction”, Finding Your Way, (Dewey.) Brookfield, CT: Millbrook.
  • Saul, W. with Joanna Cole (1996), On the Bus with Joanna Cole, Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Bourne, B. and Wendy Saul (1994), Exploring Space: Using Seymour Simon’s Astronomy Books in the Classroom. New York, NY: Morrow Junior Books.
  • Saul, W. (1978), Butcher, Baker, Cabinetmaker: Photographs of Women at Work. New York: Crowell.
     

Technologies To Facilitate Teacher Education:

  • Saul, E.W. (2000), “SearchIt! Science.” A web-based resource for teachers. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann
  • Saul, E.W. (1995), “Find It! Science.” CD-ROM with guide. McHenry, Illinois: Follett Software.
  • Saul, E.W. (1995), “Thinking Science.” Video with guide. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
     

Websites:

Chapters In Books:

  • Saul, W. (2002), “Introducing the Science Workshop.” Science Workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Saul, W. (2002), “Teachers of Promise, Teachers at Risk.” Science Workshop. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Saul, E.W. (2000), “Prasmes Suvokimas” (Realizing Meaning) in “Kritino Mastymo: Teirija ir Praktika (Critical Thinking: Theory into Practice)”, Vilnius, Lithuania: Garnelis.
  • Saul, W. (1999), “Taking Books Out of Doors”, Taking Inquiry Out of Doors. (Bourne, Ed). Maine: Stenhouse.
  • Saul, E.W. (1999), “Introduction”, Nurturing Inquiry. (Pearce). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
  • Mairs, C. and Wendy Saul (1997), “Biography of Milton Meltzer”, Historical Dictionary on American Education, (Allenbaugh, ed.). Scribners: NY.
  • Saul, E.W. (1996), Reprint, “‘What Did Leo Feed the Turtle?’ and Other Non-Literary Questions”, In: N. L. Roser and M. Martinez: Book Talk and Beyond. International Reading Association: Newark, DE pp. 24-31.
  • Saul, E.W. (1994), “Introduction”, In: Non-fiction for the Classroom: Milton Meltzer on Writing, History and Social Responsibility, Teacher’s College Press: NY, pp. 1-16.
  • Saul, E.W. (1993), “Milton Meltzer’s ‘Brother Can You Spare a Dime?’: A Study of Passionate Fact.” In: The Phoenix Award of The Children’s Literature Association, (1985-1989), (A. Helbig and A. Perkins, Eds.) Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Saul, E.W. (1993), “On Three Works by Eric Hauguard: ‘Prince Boghol’, ‘A Boy’s Will’, and ‘Orphans of the Wind.’” In: The Phoenix Award of The Children’s Literature Association, (1985-1989), (A. Helbig and A. Perkins, Eds.) Metuchen, NJ: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.
  • Saul, E.W. (1992), Reprint “‘What Did Leo Feed the Turtle?’ and Other Non-Literary Questions”, In: Whole Language. National Council of Teachers of English: Urbana, Illinois. Reprinted: Book Talk and Beyond: Children and Teachers Respond to Literature, International Reading Association. Newark, DE.
  • Saul, E.W. (1991), “Children, Science and Books: An Editor’s Perspective.” In: E.W. Saul (Ed.) Vital Connections: Children, Science and Books. Washington: Library of Congress.
  • Saul, E.W. (1988), “Books, Toys and Other Science Gifts.” In: M. Druger (Ed.) Science for the Fun of It: A Guide to Informal Science Education. Washington, DC: National Science Teachers Association.
  • Saul, E.W. (1988). “Living Proof: Children’s Biographies of Marie Curie.” In B. Bacon (Ed.) How Much Truth Do We Tell the Children?: The Politics of Children’s Literature. (pp. 217-228). Minneapolis, MN: MEP/University of Minnesota.
  • Monaghan, E.J. and Saul, E.W. (1987), “The Reader, The Scribe, The Thinker: A Critical Look at the History of American Reading and Writing Instruction.” In T.S. Popkewitz (Ed.) The Formation of School Subjects: The Struggle for Creating an American Institution. (pp. 85-122), Falmer Press: New York.
  • Saul, E.W. (1984), “‘The Brownies Book’ of W.E.B. DuBois.” In: R.G. Kelly (Ed.) American Children’s Periodical. (pp. 62-68), Westport: Greenwood.
     

Articles in Refereed Journals:

  • Saul, E.W. “Touchstones for Reflection: Authenticity, Autonomy, Community” Thinking Classroom: A Journal of Reading, Writing and Critical Reflection: Vol. 7, No 4, 2006
  • Saul, E.W. and Dieckman, D. “Choosing and Using Information Trade Books.” Reading Research Quarterly: Vol. 40, No 4, pp. 502-513. Fall 2005
  • Saul, E.W. “A Burgeoning Pessimism in Literacy Education.”, The New Advocate. Vol. 16, No.1. Winter 2003
  • Saul, W. “Letter from the Editor.” Thinking Classroom. Vol. 3, No. 4, International Reading Association Newark, DE, 2002.
  • Saul, E.W. and Wallace, K. “Centering the Margins: White Pre-service Teachers’ Responses to Roll of Thunder.” Teaching Education: Vol. 13, No. 1. pp. 41-53. Melbourne, 2002.
  • Saul, W. “Letter from the Editor.” Thinking Classroom. Vol. 2, No. 4. Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Project, Vilnius, LT, 2001.
  • Saul, W. “Milton Meltzer.” Horn Book Magazine. Vol. 77, No. 4. pp. 431-434.
  • Saul, E.W. “Regina Medal 2000: Milton Meltzer.” Catholic Library World. Vol. 71. September 2000. Pittsfield, MA, 2000.
  • Saul, E.W. “Information Highways and Scenic Drives: Science and Children’s Literature.” Dragonfly Teachers Guide, Vol. 1, No. 3. National Science Teachers Association and Miami University. Oxford, OH, 1998.
  • Saul, E.W. “Milton Meltzer: Master of Historical Storytelling.” Teaching and Learning Literature with Children and Young Adults. Vol. 5, No.2. pp. 45-49.
  • Saul, E.W. “Practical Reflections.” The New Advocate. Vol. 8, No. 1. Winter, 1995.
  • Baker, L. and Saul, E. W. “Considering Science and Language Arts Connections: A Study of Teacher Cognition.” Journal of Research in Science Teaching. Vol. 31, No. 9, 1994.
  • Saul, E. W. “Science-Language Integration.” What’s a Teacher to Do? New Curricula for New Standards, Volume III: Science. (Virginia Van Horne, Elizabeth Stage, Bill Honig, and Natalie Peterson, Eds.). National Alliance for Restructuring Education and New Standards Project, July, 1994.
  • Saul, E.W. “Mediated vs. Unmediated Texts: Books in the Library and the Classroom.” The New Advocate. Vol. 6, No. 2, Winter, 1993.
  • Saul, E.W. “Choosing Literature for the Classroom.” Children’s Literature in Education. Spring, 1991.
  • Saul, E.W. “‘What Did Leo Feed the Turtle?’ and Other Non-Literary Questions.” Language Arts. March, 1989.
  • Saul, E.W. “Once-Upon-a-Time Artist in the Land of Now.” The New Advocate I (1), 1987: 8-17.
  • Saul, E.W. “Witness for the Innocent: Children’s Literature and the Vietnam War.” Issues in Education III (3), 1986: 185-197. Reprinted: Education Digest Newsletter, United States Board on Books for Young People.
  • Saul, E.W. “Living Proof, or What Helen Keller, Marilyn Monroe and Marie Curie Have in Common.” School Library Journal. 33 (2), 1986: 103-109.
  • Saul, E.W. “Homage to Metaphor.” School Library Journal. 30 (7), 1984, 118-119.
  • Kelly, R.G. and Saul, E.W. (1984). “Brahmins, Christians and Other Sporting Fellows.” Children’s Literature in Education. 15 (4), 1984, 234-245.
  • Saul, E.W. “We Gather Together: Collectivism in Children’s Books.” School Library Journal. 29 (8), 30-31, 1983.
  • Saul, E.W. “Children’s Literature: A View from the Great Green Room.” The Advocate 2. (1), 16-24, 1982.
  • Saul, E.W. “All New Materials: Reflections on the American Toy Scene.” Children’s Literature Quarterly. 7 (1), 2-5, 1982.
  • Saul, E.W. “An Interview with Alan Purves.” Children’s Literature Quarterly. Winter, 1980.
  • Saul, E.W. “Rethinking the Syllabus: Teaching Children’s Literature from a Communications Perspective.” Children’s Literature Quarterly. Winter, 1980.
     

Selected Reviews:

  • Saul, E.W. (1999). In Conversations, (Routman). Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann (Blue Pages).
  • Saul, E.W. (1990). [Everlasting Advice: Children’s Literature in the Elementary School.] Children’s Literature in Education, Vol. 21, No. 3.
  • Saul, E.W. (1986). [Growing Up Female: Adolescent Girlhood in American Fiction.] History of Education Quarterly, Winter, 631-633.
  • Saul, E.W. (1985). [Holiday House: The First Fifty Years.] School Library Journal 32 (4), 40.
  • Saul, E.W. (1985). [The Child as Poet.] School Library Journal 32 (7), 120.
  • Saul, E.W. (1981). [Baby Book Bibliographies.] Children’s Literature Quarterly 5 (4), 41-42.
  • Saul, E.W. (1980). [Getting Books to Children.] Phaedrus. Spring.
     

Conference Convener:

  • “Crossing Borders III: Connecting Science and Literacy in the K-8 Classroom.” National Conference for Educators. UMSL, St. Louis, MO. 2005.
  • “Crossing Borders II: Connecting Science and Literacy.” National Conference for educators. UMBC, Baltimore, MD. 2003.
  • “Science Stories, Classroom Stories: A Tribute to Seymour Simon.” Conference for regional teachers. UMBC, Baltimore, MD. 2002.
  • “Science Stories, Classroom Stories: A Tribute to Jean Craighead George.” Conference for regional teachers. UMBC, Baltimore, MD. 2001.
  • “Crossing Borders: Connecting Science and Literacy.” Conference for international scholars. UMBC, Baltimore, MD. August, 2000.
  • “Kids’ Inquiry Conferences.” Baltimore, MD. Conferences for local schools (1993-present).
  • “Reading and Writing Science.” Conference for Baltimore City teachers. UMBC, Baltimore, MD. March 20, 1999.
  • “Authentic Connections: Reading, Writing and Science.” Conference for teachers from Baltimore City, Baltimore County, Prince George’s County, and Montgomery County, 1997.
  • “Vital Connections: Children, Science and Books.” Library of Congress, Washington, DC. 1987.
     

Presentations:

Selected Refereed Presentations:

  • Saul, E. W. (2005 - ), Staff Development for Springboard to Learning Specialists. 4 per year.
  • Saul, E. W. (2005), “Spinning Our Webs: From Science to Literacy.” Connecting Science and Literacy in the K-8 Classroom Conference, ST. Louis, Missouri, Sept. 29 – Oct. 2.
  • Saul, E. W. and Dieckman, D. (2003), “Modeling Scientific Inquiry through Trade Books.” National Science Teachers Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March.
  • Saul, E.W. and Yager, R. (2003), “Science and the 3 R’s: The Case for Reclaiming Time and Resources.” National Science Teachers Association, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March.
  • Saul, E. W., Pearce, C., Dieckman, D., Hutchison, J. and Dieckman, M. (2003), “A Garden of Challenges: Bringing Inquiry to an Urban School.” Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, March.
  • Saul, E.W. (2002), “Writing for Publication.” World Congress, International Reading Association, Edinburgh, Scotland, July.
  • Saul, E.W. (2000), “Reading Like a Writer, Writing for the Reader.” Central European Conference on Reading, Bratislava, Slovakia, July.
  • Saul, E.W. (2000), “The Thinking Classroom.” Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Conference, Balaton, Hungary, June.
  • Saul, E.W. (2000), “Teaching Active Methods in Eurasia.” International Reading Association, Indianapolis, IN, May.
  • Saul, E.W. (2000), “How Books Promote Inquiry.” International Reading Association, Indianapolis, IN, April.
  • Saul, E.W. (2000), “Next Steps: Promoting Critical Thinking in the Schools.” Vilnius, Lithuania, February.
  • Saul, E.W. (1999), “Trends in Science Literature for Children.” American Association for the Advancement of Science, National Meeting, April.
  • Saul, E.W. (1999), “Choosing and Using Science Trade Books for Children.” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Anaheim, California, January.
  • Saul, E.W. (1998), “Making Connections”, National Conference on Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, Baltimore, MD, November.
  • Saul, E.W. (1998), “Science and Children’s Literature: Filling the Gaps.” International Reading Association, Orlando, FL, May.
  • Saul, E.W. (1998). “Conflict and Controversy in Multi-Cultural Children’s Literature.” American Educational Research Association, (Division B Highlight), San Diego, CA, April.
  • Saul, E.W. (1998), “Science Trade Books in the Reading Curriculum.” National Science Teachers Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Saul, E.W. (1998), “Science Literature for Children.” Ohio State University Symposium on Literature for Children and Young Adults, Columbus, OH, January.
  • Saul, E.W. (1997), “Science and Language Arts Standards: Forging Connections.” Puget Sound Science Teachers Association, Seattle, WA, October.
  • Saul, E.W. (1997), “Authentic Uncertainties.” International Reading Association. San Francisco, CA, May.
  • Saul, E.W. (1995), “Teachers of Promise, Teachers at Risk”. Symposium on Teacher Research and the Reform of Science and Mathematics, American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA, April.
  • Saul, E.W. (1994), “The Elementary Science Integration Project.” National Science Foundation Symposium, for Outstanding Teacher Enhancement Projects, American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1994), “Choosing and Using Science Tradebooks.” Children’s Literature Conference, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, January 28.
  • Saul, E.W. (1994), “The Hows and Whys of Series Books.” International Reading Association, Philadelphia, PA, May 8-13.
  • Saul, E.W. (1994), “Science in the Library.” American Association of School Librarians, Indianapolis, IN, Nov. 10-12.
  • Saul, E.W., Eidmann-Aadahl, E., Feldman, A., and Watt, M.L. (1993), “Starting with Story: Facilitators Talk About Work-In-Progress.” International Conference on Teacher-Research, Athens, GA, April 7-9.
  • Saul, E.W., Eidmann-Aadahl, E., Reardon, J., and Terry, S. (1993), “Unpacking the Tension: A Dramatic Interlude.” International Conference on Teacher Research, Athens, GA.
  • Saul, E.W. (Panel Chair). (1993), “Storybook Reading as a Cultural Practice in Japan, Mexico and the United States.” National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), Richmond, VA. March 18-20.
  • Saul, E.W. (1992), “The Role of Science and Technology Books in the Curriculum.” Keynote Speaker. National Forum on Children’s Science Books, Pittsburgh, PA, May 1-2, 1992.
  • Saul, E.W. (1989), “Francis LaFlesche and The Middle Five.” International Research Society for Children’s Literature. Salamanca, Spain.
  • Saul, E.W. (1989), “The NEH Reading Lists: Cultural Literacy or Democracy Gone Awry?” American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1988), “Francis LaFlesche and The Middle Five: The Selective Tradition in Children’s Books.” American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1988), “‘What Did Leo Feed the Turtle?’ and Other Non-Literary Questions.” National Council of Teachers of English, Boston.
  • Saul, E.W. (1987), “The Reader, The Thinker, The Scribe: A History of American Reading and Writing Instruction.” American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.
  • Saul, E.W. (1986), “Homo Sapiens, Homo Ludens: Discovering the Distinction between Work and Play in Books and Toys Designed for Children.” American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1984), “Witness for the Innocent.” Children’s Books and the Vietnam War, American Educational Research Association, New Orleans, CA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1983), “Living Proof: Children’s Biographies of Marie Curie and the Selective Tradition.” American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Saul, E.W. (1983), “Reflection and Ambiguity in the American School Story.” American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Saul, E.W. (1983), “Race, Class and Gender.” Chair, American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.
  • Saul, E.W. (1976), “Strategies and Techniques for Evaluating Student Writing.” Workshop, National Council of Teachers of English, Philadelphia, PA.
     

Selected Invited Presentations:

  • Saul, E.W. (2007), “Dialogic Discourse Practices in Integrated Science-Literacy Curricular Enactments”. American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, April.
  • Saul, E.W. (2007), “Science and Literacy Essentials (SC-25)”. NSTA National Conference on Science Education, St. Louis, Missouri, March.
  • Saul, E. W. (2007), Instituto de Investigacion Educacion y Promocion Popular del Ecuador (INEPE), Quito, Ecuador, January.
  • Saul, E.W. (2006), Keynote Address, CONNECT-ED, Ryder University, Princeton, NJ, Oct.
  • Saul, E.W. (2006), Keynote Address, “Science at the Center for Reading Success”, NSTA Regional Conference, Omaha, NE, Oct.
  • Saul, E.W. (2006), “Balancing the Science and Literacy Equation”, WSTA/WORD Conference, Spokane, WA, Oct.
  • Saul, E.W. (2006), “Science Education”, Science Education Seminar, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, September.
  • Saul, E.W. (2006), Keynote Speaker, Learning to Give Summer Institute, Grand Valley State, Grand Rapids, MI, June.
  • Saul, E.W. (2006), Presentation, IRA International Partnerships Special Interest Group, Chicago, IL April.
  • Saul, E. W. (2006), Instituto de Investigacion Educacion y Promocion Popular del Ecuador (INEPE), Quito, Ecuador, April.
  • Saul, E.W. (2006), “Words About Words: Assessing Literacy and Science Connections”, NSTA National Conference on Science Education, Anaheim, Ca, April.
  • Saul, E.W. (2005), Response to Howard Gardner-Community School, St. Louis, Missouri, December.
  • Saul, E. W. (2005), “The Vitamin Standard: How Teachers Tend to View Research.” Science Literacy and Gold Standard Research Conference, Vancouver, BC, October.
  • Saul, E. W. (2005), Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Project, Quito, Equador, May.
  • Saul, E. W. and Dieckman, D. (2005), “The Interactive Read-Aloud-Think-Aloud – Supporting Inquiry in Science and Literacy.” National Science Teachers Association Regional Conference, Dallas, TX, April.
  • Saul, E. W. (2004), “Literacy Through Science -- How Might Science Support the Teaching of Reading, Writing, and Speaking.” Keynote Speaker National Science Teachers Association Regional Conference, Indianapolis, IN, November.
  • Saul, E. W. (2004), “Publishing for and About Teachers.” Association of Teacher Educators of Europe, Sicily, Italy, October.
  • Saul, E.W. (2004), “Science and the World of Children’s Books.” St. Louis Science Center, St. Louis, MO, September.
  • Saul, E.W. (2003), “Using and Choosing Children’s Science Books.” American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, February, Conference Presentation and Symposium Organizer.
  • Saul, E.W. (2001), Russian Expert Council for RWCT International/National Organization, Moscow, Russia, October, Conference. Presentation.
  • Saul, E.W. (2001), Lithuanian Centre for Modern Didactics, Vilnius, Lithuania, October, Conference Presentation.
  • Saul, E.W. (2001), Russian RWCT Project, Moscow, Russia, August.
  • Saul, E.W. (2001), 3rd Annual Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Conference, Brasov, Romania, August, Conference Presentation.
  • Saul, E.W. (2001), International Reading Association National Meeting, New Orleans, LA, May, Panel Discussion.
  • Saul, E.W. (2001), Teachers Teaching Teachers, Baku, Azerbaijan, Conference Presentation, March.
  • Saul, E.W. (2001), Writing Seminar, Vilnius, Lithuania, January.
  • Saul, E.W. (1999), Keynote Speaker, Azerbaijan Ministry of Education, Educational Reform in the Newly Independent States, September.
  • Saul, E.W. (1999), Keynote Speaker, The Center for Urban Teachers Conference, New York, NY.
  • Saul, E.W. (1998), Keynote Speaker: Consortium of Science Educators, Seattle, WA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1998), Keynote Speaker: Science Reading and Writing Conference (Baltimore City Public School System Teachers at UMBC), Baltimore, MD.
  • Saul, E.W. (1997), “Authentic Uncertainties.” Seventh Annual Teaching of Literacy Conference, Springfield, MA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1996), “Computer Logic, Human Logic.” Information Technology Showcase, University of Baltimore Business School, Baltimore, MD.
  • Saul, E.W. (1996), Keynote Speaker, Systemic Change Initiative, Rhode Island College, Providence, RI.
  • Saul, E.W. (1995). Keynote, Mathematics-Science-Technology Initiative Conference. District of Columbia Public Schools, Washington, DC.
  • Saul, E.W. (1995), “Authentic Uncertainties.” Keynote, International Reading Association Pre-Conference Session, Anaheim, CA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1994), Keynote Address, Pennsylvania Science Teachers Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1993), Keynote Speaker, National Science Book Forum, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1992), “Finding the Right Science Books for the Right Child at the Right Time.” National Forum on Children’s Science Books, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1992), “Teachers of Promise, Teachers at Risk: Facilitating Teacher Research.” Conference on Action Research and the Reform of Mathematics and Science Education, Cape Cod, MA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1990), “Inviting Children In: The Rhetoric of Children’s Science Books.” American Association for the Advancement of Science, New Orleans, LA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1989), “Science and Children’s Literature.” Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Saul, E.W. (1988), “Eric Hauguard, A Cultural Connoisseur.” Children’s Literature Association, Charleston, SC.
  • Saul, E.W. (1987), “Teaching Reading and Writing to Teachers.” InterAmerican University, Aquadilla, Puerto Rico.
  • Saul, E.W. (1986), “How Children Come to Know Science.” Panel Moderator, Children’s Literature Center, Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
  • Saul, E.W. (1985). “Beyond Third Grade Prose.” Maryland State Department of Education Conference on Evaluation, Baltimore, MD.
  • Saul, E.W. (1985), “Critical Pedagogy and Cultural Analysis.” Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto.
  • Saul, E.W. (1977), “Television: The Hidden Curriculum.” Annenberg School of Communications, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Saul, E.W. (1976), “Ideology in the School Sports Stories of Ralph Henry Barbour.” Center for the Study of Literary Communication, Philadelphia, PA.
     

Grants and Contracts:

  • Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation. $1,499,999, “Science and Literacy Essentials.” Proposed May 31, 2005.
  • Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation. $1,269,811. “Exploring the Role of Science in K-8 Literacy Education.” January 1, 2000-December 31, 2005.
  • Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation. $33,000. “Exploring the Role of Science in the K-8 Literacy Education.” April 1, 2004-March 31, 2007.
  • Coordinator: International Reading Association and Soros Foundation. $63,599. 1999-2000.
  • Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation. $99,734. “Learning and Evaluating Science through Art.” September 15, 1998-August 31, 2000.
  • Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation. $39,797. “Science and Literacy Connections.” October 1, 1998-September 30, 1999.
  • Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation. $175,000. “Extension: Computer Access to Science Literature.” 1996-1998
  • Principal Investigator: Fund for Educational Excellence. $3,210. 1997.
  • Principal Investigator: Fund for Educational Excellence. $1,750. 1997.
  • Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation. $1,067,473. “Computer Access to Science Literature.” 1992-1996.
  • Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation. $770,871. “Integrating Science Across the Elementary and Middle School Curriculum.” 1993-1998.
  • Principal Investigator: Becton Dickinson. $10,000. “Scientists On Call.” 1995.
  • Principal Investigator: Bell Atlantic. $20,000. “Scientists On Call.” 1995.
  • Principal Investigator: Becton Dickinson. $15,000. “Scientists On Call.” 1994.
  • Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation. $76,694. “Integrating Science Across the Elementary School Curriculum Extension.” May 1993-August 1993.
  • Principal Investigator: Chesapeake Bay Trust. $27,397. “Eco-Mystery Video” 1992-1996.
  • Principal Investigator: Promoting Science Trade Books in the Elementary School. $540,078. 1992-1994. Guidebook: HarperCollins. $2,000. 1991-1993.
  • Principal Investigator: National Science Foundation. $402,000. “Integrating Science Across The Elementary School Curriculum.” 1990-1993.
  • Principal Investigator: Maryland State Department of Education. $8,000. Bibliographic Project on Environmental Education, 1988-1989.
  • Grand Street Settlement: Alternative School, Funded at $110,000. 1971-1973.
     

Editorial Work:

  • Editor-in-Chief Thinking Classroom: An International Journal of Reading, Writing and Critical Reflection, Newark, DE, International Reading Association, 2000-Present
  • Guest Editor The New Advocate, Vol. 7, No. 2, Spring1994.
  • Associate Editor The New Advocate, 1986-1995.
  • Associate Editor Maryland English Journal, 1987-1989
  • Advisory Board The Advocate, 1982-1983
     

Service:

National/International Service:

  • Advisory Board, NSF Grant on Science and Literacy; EDC, Boston MA – PI, Karen Worth.
  • On-site Reviewer, NSF Grant on Science Readers, University of California at Berkeley – PI, David Pearson.
  • Advisory Board, “Science Literacy and Gold Standard Research” Project, Iowa State University, PI, Brian Hand.
  • Award Committee, Science Books and Films – Subaru Prize for Excellence in Children’s Books - 2003-2007.
  • Project Director: Elementary Science Integration Projects 1990-2006.
  • Visiting Faculty: University of Pristina (Kosovo), July, 2003.
  • Advisory Board: National Science Resources Center, 2002-Present.
  • Volunteer Teacher Educator: Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Program, Azerbaijan, 1998-2002.
  • Coordinator: Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Project, 1999-2001.
  • Volunteer Teacher Educator: Reading and Writing for Critical Thinking Program, Lithuania, 1997-1999.
  • Panelist/Evaluator: National Academy of Science Education Committee, National Science Foundation.
  • Osborne Award for Humor in Children’s Literature Committee, Ohio University, 1996-1999.
  • Reviewer: American Educational Research Association, National Council for Teachers of English, National Science Teachers Association, International Reading Association.
     

State/Regional Service:

  • Reviewer, Personnel Review for Professor William Bintz, Kent State University, OH.
  • Reviewer, Review of Promotion Dossier for Dr. Sara Ann Beach, University of Oklahoma, OK.
  • Chair, Curricular Advisory Board: Springboard to Learning, St Louis, MO
  • Board of Directors (ex-officio): Springboard to Learning
  • Committee Member- Springboard to Learning Program Committee, Strategic Planning Committee and Personnel Committee
  • Founder and liaison: Jean Craighead George Children’s Science Collection, UMSL.
  • Organizer: Annual Kids’ Inquiry Conference.
  • Organizer: Annual Science Author Conferences.
  • Chair: Conference on Recognizing and Resisting Bias in Schools.
  • Consultant: Center for Excellence in Urban Education.
  • Baltimore County Holiday Policies Committee.
  • Language Arts Standards Committee, State of Maryland.
  • Board of Directors: Lighthouse Youth and Family Center.
     

University Service:
UMSL-2006

  • Committee Member, Advisory Committee for the 2006-2007 Presidential Award for Outstanding Teaching, UM System.
  • Chair Rebecca Rogers Ad Personam Committee
  • Member Laura Westhoff Ad Personam Committee
     

University Service:
UMSL-2005

  • Chair of two Literacy Search Committees
  • PPRC Search Committee
  • Des Lee Professor in Urban Education
  • Chair Virginia Navarro Promotion and Tenure Committee
  • Faculty Mentor: Virginia Navarro, Susan Catapano
  • Founding Member: Center for Character and Citizenship Education
  • Fine Arts Collaborative
  • TESOL Development Group
  • Departmental Review for English Department
  • Personnel Review for Lewis Lankford and Judith Cochran
     

UMBC

  • Faculty Senate: 1999-2003.
  • Senate Executive Committee: 1999-2003.
  • President’s Advisory Committee: 1998-2003.
  • University Faculty Review Committee: 2001-2003.
  • McNair Scholar Advisor: 2001-2003.
  • Mentor: PhD Students in Language, Literacy, and Culture Program: 2000-2003.
  • Women’s Studies Coordinating Committee.
  • Dean Search Committee.
  • Provost Search Committee.
  • Humanities Forum Steering Committee.
  • General Education Requirements Review Committee.
  • Pew Roundtable Participant.
     

Departmental Service:

  • Director and Designer: Experienced Teacher MA in Education Program.
  • Chair, member: Departmental Search Committees.
  • Liaison Curriculum Resource Center
  • Liaison English Department
  • Chair, member Promotion and Tenure Committees
     

Honors and Awards:

  • AAAS Fellow- Science and the Public Interest
  • Regents’ Award Winner for Excellence in Public Service, University of Maryland System, 2003
  • Certificate of Recognition: Lithuanian Minister of Education, 2002.
  • Blue Bonnet Award, 1997.
  • Starred Reviews—Horn Book Magazine, Science Books & Films, School Library Journal, 1996.
  • Designated American Library Association Best Books for Children List, 1987.
  • Maryland State of Mind—Program Aired Winter 1996/Spring 1997 on MPT
  • Curriculum Writer-in-Residence, National Science Resources Center (A joint project of the National Academy of Sciences and the Smithsonian Institution), Washington, DC, 1987-1988.
  • Editor’s Choice Book Award, 1986.
  • Interviews with National Public Radio, Cable News Network, Associated Press, Knight-Ridder, National Education Association Newsletter, NBC and other media national media sources on toys and books for young people.
  • Listed in Contemporary Authors and Something About the Author
  • University of Wisconsin Academic Fellowship, 1977-1981.
  • University of Chicago, NDEA Fellowship, 1968-1969.
     

Reviewer/Consultant:

  • Pedagogies
  • Science News
  • Issues in Education
  • Theory and Research in Social Studies Education
  • History of Education Quarterly
  • Greenwood Press
  • Garland Press
  • Heinemann Publishers
  • Teachers College Press
  • Christopher Gordon Publishers
  • Children’s Literature Center, The Library Of Congress
  • HarperCollins
     

Courses Taught:

  • Science Knowledge through Inquiry Learning and Literacy (SKILL) courses
  • Teacher Action, Advocacy and Leadership (Education)
  • Capstone Seminar (Education)
  • Reading and Language Arts in the Elementary School, I and II, undergraduate and graduate sections
  • Student Teaching Supervision and Seminar
  • Instructional Strategies for the Teaching of Reading and Writing in the Secondary School
  • Children’s Literature
  • Adolescent Literature
  • Advanced Studies in Children’s Literature
  • Advanced Studies in Young Adult Literature
  • Curriculum Integration: Theory and Practice
  • Seminar in Teacher Research
  • Seminar in the Study of Teaching
  • Choosing and Using Science Books in the Classroom (Online Course)
  • Kids and Classroom Research (Online Course)
  • Dissertation Research
     

Selected Professional Memberships:

  • International Society for Research in Children’s Literature
  • National Council for Teachers of English
  • National Science Teachers Association
  • American Educational Research Association
  • International Reading Association
  • Children’s Literature Association