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B.S. Arkansas State University

M.S. Arkansas State University

ED.S Arkansas State University

Teaching Specialties

National Board Certified/Early Adolescence ELA

Courses Taught

RDNG 3203 Foundations of Reading


RDNG 3223 Content Area Reading and Writing in Elementary


RDNG 6013 Theories, Methods, and Issues in Reading


RDNG 6313 Theory and Practice in Teaching Reading


RDNG 6493 Advanced Reading Methods and Interventions

Research Interests

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Mrs. Latwayla Lambert Knowlton joined the Arkansas State University Faculty as an instructor in the Department of Teacher Education in 2017. For nearly 15 years, she has taught middle-school Reading and English Language Arts in the public-school sector. She also served as a district 4-12 Literacy Coach for 2 years.  Mrs. Knowlton received her B.S. from Arkansas State University (2002), M.S. from Arkansas State University (2003), and an Ed.S from Arkansas State University (2010). Currently, she is completing a Doctor of Education Degree (Ed.D) in Instruction and Curriculum Leadership with a Reading concentration from the University of Memphis.

Latwayla’s primary research interest are in the field of critical literacy, disciplinary literacy, preservice teachers and teacher candidates, and closing the Literacy Gap for culturally diverse students. Specifically, she is interested in student identity in relations to reading achievement, critical pedagogies, and the beliefs, values, and conceptualizations of prospective teachers in relation to culturally diverse students.

Mrs. Knowlton resides with her family in Jonesboro. In her free time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family.

Latwayla Knowlton

Contact Information

P: 870-680-8560


Building: Education/Communication
Room: 349

Office Hours

T/R 10:00p-12:00p

M/W 8:00-9:00