Ramona T. Pittman, Ph.D., is an associate professor of literacy at Texas A&M University-San Antonio. Dr. Pittman has seven years of experience in K-12 public education. Dr. Pittman holds a standard teaching certificate, Reading Specialist certification, and Master Reading Teacher certification. She has been a professor since 2007 and enjoys researching: spelling, African American students' literacy outcomes, and experiential learning and preservice teachers' literacy knowledge. She has presented at numerous international and national conferences.