Dr. Callè Friesen

  • Associate Professor of Education, Literacy and Early Childhood Education

BA English and Secondary Education, Buena Vista University
MSE Teacher Effectiveness and Professional Development with Reading Specialist, Drake University
Ed.D Cultural Literacy and Educational Leadership, Drake University

A former middle school and high school English language arts teacher, Dr. Friesen is an engaged member of the National Council for Teachers of English (NCTE), Iowa representative with the ALAN Assembly on Literature for Adolescents, serves on the Iowa Department of Education's Literacy Leadership Team and currently serves as the collegiate liaison for the Iowa Council for Teachers of English (ICTE). Research interests include the academic acculturation of newcomer teens in Iowa schools, and literacy initiatives for at risk and reluctant teen readers.


Foundations of Literacy, Reading Strategies and Instructional Methods for Informational Texts, Young Adult Literature, Methods for Reading in the Content Area, Methods for Teaching Secondary English Language Arts, Secondary Reading Strategies and Instructional Methods, and Secondary Literacy Field Experience.