Sandra Beam is the Dean of the School of Education & Behavioral Sciences and an Associate Professor in the Education Department. She holds a PhD in Educational Leadership with a concentration in Literacy from the University of Cincinnati. She has an Ohio teaching license in the area of Early Childhood, including the Reading Endorsement. She teaches literacy related coursework, such as Reading Methods, Phonics & Linguistics, and Children’s Literature. Her research focuses on integrating technology with the writing development of young learners. She began teaching at CCU in 2008.