Professor of Elementary Education, Early Childhood, and Special Education
Campus Box 4037
Building Visser Hall
Dr. Beth Dobler teaches reading and language arts courses at both the graduate and undergraduate level at Emporia State. She is also the coordinator for the Topeka Professional Development School program. Dobler spent the first 13 years of her teaching career as a classroom teacher in kindergarten, first, third, and sixth grades.
Dr. Dobler joined the Emporia State faculty in 1998 and earned her doctorate in 2002 from Kansas State University. Her research interests include web literacies and reading comprehension. She was a member of the Kansas Reading Association and the International Reading Association and has publications in the Kansas Journal of Reading and Reading Research Quarterly. She is the coauthor of the book Reading the Web: Strategies for Internet Inquiry. In 2016, she received the Excellence in Scholarly Activity Award, and in 2008 she received the Excellence in Scholarly Activity Award, both from The Teachers College. She was part of a team in 2015 who received the Excellence in Service Award. She received the Excellence in Instruction Award in 2010.