International Bullying Prevention Conference

Associate Professor
Tennessee Tech University
Kristen Pennycuff Trent, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Literacy Education at Tennessee Technological University. With over six years of experience in public schools, Dr. Trent has spent the last eleven years working with undergraduate and graduate programs both on the main campus and in the 2+2 program, a unique collaboration with area community colleges. As a grant writer, she has been awarded over 1.3 million dollars for her work with struggling readers in grades K-8. She specializes in creating literacy programs for school systems to reach the needs of emerging and struggling readers and writers. Dr. Trent’s work with the Tennessee Reading Association earned her the Distinguished Professor Award in 2005 and she served as the state President in 2008. She remains active in both the Tennessee Reading Association and the International Reading Association doing committee and advisory work in addition to frequent presentations and publications.