Dr. Lavern Byfield
Coordinator, Language, Literacies, and Culture | Associate Professor
Phone: (618) 536-2441
Office: Wham 322G
625 Wham Drive, Mail Code: 4610
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
Elementary Ed. – Reading | Reading and Language Studies
Dr. Lavern Byfield is an associate professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction.
Instructional interests: Undergraduate and graduate courses in reading and language studies; language arts instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students.
Research interests: Culturally responsive language arts pedagogy. (My research investigates the impact of race, class, and culture on language instruction. The goal of my research is to improve language arts instruction for culturally and linguistically diverse students.)