Pamela Segal

Assistant Professor

Pamela Segal

Contact Info

Hawkins Hall, Room 413C


Ph.D. Reading and Literacy, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, 2013

M.A. Multicultural Literature and Literacies, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL, 2008

B.A./B.S., English and Secondary Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2002

Areas of Expertise

Reading and writing in the middle and secondary classroom, Content area literacy


Dr. Pamela H. Segal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Secondary and Middle School Education in the College of Education. She teaches Using Reading & Writing in the Secondary School (SCED 460) and Reading Seminar (SCED 461) for the Middle School Interns

Dr. Segal researches the connection between academic and athletic literacies in college student-athletes. For example, she has conducted research on the way that college football players perceive their multiple literacies (i.e., school, football, out-of-school) on and off the field/court and what this means for them as both college students and college athletes. Her secondary research focus is on secondary English teacher education in post-apartheid South Africa.

Dr. Segal attended the University of Cincinnati where she received her B.A. in English and her B.S. in Secondary Education. After teaching for several years in Florida, at both the middle and high school level, she went back to get her Masters in Multicultural Literature and Literacies from Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Segal received her doctorate in Reading, from the University of Maryland, College Park, in 2013.


Accepted: McCormick, M. K., & Segal, P.H. (in press). A piece of the puzzle: Making science text accessible for reluctant readers. The Science Teacher.

Forthcoming 2015:  Segal, P., & Huggins, S. (forthcoming 2015). Goodnight Towson. Alexandria: Mascot Books.

Forthcoming 2015 Turner, J.D., Crassas, M., & Segal, P. (forthcoming, 2015). Family matters: Home influences and individual differences in children’s reading development. In P. Afflerbach (Ed.), Handbook of Individual Differences in Reading: Text and Context, Routledge.