Dr. Katy Sample is an Associate Professor of education at Anderson University. As the director of the reading education program, she teaches courses in reading development, assessment, instruction, and intervention.
She earned both her M.Ed. and Ph.D. in reading education from the University of Virginia. She holds a K-12 reading specialist license, as well as a K-12 license in learning disabilities.
Dr. Sample began her career at the secondary level teaching in an alternative school for students with disabilities. After earning her master's degree in reading, she became a reading specialist. She taught reading at the elementary and middle school levels for five years while completing her doctorate.
Dr. Sample currently teaches courses in reading development, assessment, instruction, and intervention at Anderson University. Each year, approximately 50-60 area children receive tutoring and intervention services as part of her courses. In 2009-2010, she served on the state advisory board that assisted with the development of the Indiana Reading Framework and also helped to develop the Indiana Content Standards for Reading Educators. When her schedule permits, Dr. Sample also works with area schools as a staff developer.
Her research and professional interests include early literacy, reading disabilities, response to instruction/intervention, developmental spelling/phonics instruction, and staff development.
Dr. Sample lives in Pendleton with her husband, Craig, and their three children.
Katy Sample has been at Anderson University since 2005.
Associate Professor of Education
B.A., Mary Washington College
M.Ed., Ph.D., University of Virginia