Associate Professor Literacy
Dr. Will holds a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Montana State University with a focus on literacy teacher preparation in situated communities of practice. Dr. Will taught in a four-room schoolhouse, developed preschool summer camps, and family-to-farm camps before transitioning to teacher preparation. Prior to joining UMF, she worked at Montana State University where she developed a passion for embedded teacher preparation. Her research interests include the development of teacher efficacy in clinically immersive preparation, rural education, children’s literature, and the innovative intersections of literacy development and technology.