Nancy Hankee

Assistant Professor Emeritus


Academic Degrees

  • Graduate Studies – Professional Development: 1978-1981
  • Master’s in Education (Elementary Education): 1977
  • Bachelor of Science in Special Education/Elementary Education: 1973

Professional Experience

  • 1973-1996: Wareham Public Schools/Minot Forest School, Wareham, Massachusetts, Fifth Grade Teacher
  • 1996-1997: Canterbury Schools, Fort Wayne, IN, Substitute Teacher
  • 1997-2001: Indiana/Purdue University at Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, IN, Student Teacher


  • 1998-Present: University of Saint Francis, Fort Wayne, IN, Assistant Professor

Teaching and Administrative Responsibilities

  • 2002-present: University of Saint Francis Assistant Professor
  • 2001-2002: University of Saint Francis Assistant Professor and Licensing Advisor
  • 1998-2001: University of Saint Francis Adjunct Professor

Current Professional Assignments and Activities

  • Service Engagement Committee September 2011-May 2013
  • Honors Council 2009-2010
  • Enrollment Management Council 2009 –2011
  • Educators in Action Student Advisor 2006-present
  • University of Saint Francis COASSA Committee 2006-2008
  • Irwin Elementary School – Quality Improvement Team Participant 2005-2008
  • Faculty Advisor: Educators in Action 2004-present
  • Teacher Education Committee 2001-present
  • Faculty Forum 2001-present
  • Department of Education Professional Educator Book Club Coordinator 2004-2007
  • Library Committee Chair 2004-2006
  • Faculty Issues Secretary 2004-2006
  • Fort Wayne Differentiation Focus Group Chair 2005-2006
  • Institutional Effectiveness Committee 2012-2013
  • Young Hoosiers Book Award Committee Member 2011-2013
  • Admission and Academic Progress Committee 2012 to present
  • Developed and coordinated the University of Saint Francis New Teacher Success Program 2014 to present

Current Professional and Academic Association Memberships

  • International Reading Association
  • Phi Delta Kappa
  • Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • Indiana Reading Professors Council
  • Fort Wayne Reading Association Council

Professional Assignments and Activities

  • 2014: Founded, organized and teach the New Teach Success Program
  • 2014: National Public Radio Community Advisory Board member
  • 2014: Planned and coordinated a Children’s Literature Character Fair for Fort Wayne elementary children
  • 2013: Planned and coordinated the First Annual Literacy Retreat
  • 2013: Created with teacher candidates first Little Free Library in Fort Wayne
  • 2013: Presented Excellence in Teaching Award by the School of Professional Studies, University of Saint Francis
  • 2012: Attended IRA Conference in San Antonio
  • 2012: Attended NCTE Conference in Chicago
  • 2012: Organized and coordinated the first #TCNC Conference (Teacher Candidate Networking Conference)
  • 2011: Appointed as Indiana Reading Association Executive Director
  • 2010: Educators in Action Advisor of the Year
  • 2010: IRA Reviewer of Annual 2011 IRA Conference Proposals
  • 2008 Founded and organized the Northeast Literacy Council
  • 2008: Reviewer for IRA Classroom Teacher Awards
  • 2007: Attended one week of literacy training at Columbia University
  • 2007-present Organized and coordinate the University of Saint Francis Best Practice Showcase Conference
  • 2006-present: Educators in Action advisor
  • 2006-2007: Planning committee for the Indiana State Reading Conference
  • 2005-present: Developed and organized Blooming Readers program, a reading tutorial
  • 2005: Developed and organized the University of Saint Francis Department of Education Mentorship program
  • 2005: Organized, planned, and presented a literacy evening for parents
  • 2005: Co-planned and presented Morning Literary Coffees for Irwin
  • 2005: Coordinated and organized faculty/student critical literacy discussion
  • 2005: Participant on General Education Task Force Committee
  • 2005: Organized, planned, and presented a literacy evening for  and children at Most Precious Blood Elementary School
  • 2005: Co-presented to Prairie Heights Future Educators in Action Group
  • 2005: Butler University’s Children’s Literature Conference
  • 2005: ASCD National Convention, Orlando, Florida
  • 2004-2005: Coordinated bi-monthly writing workshops for Abbett Elementary
  • 2004-2005: Participated as co-presenter in Parents’ Literacy Night Workshop
  • 2004: Poverty in the Heartland Conference, Muskingum College
  • 2004: Volunteered at Family Math Night Lindley Elementary
  • 2002: Participated in Ruby Payne training in Texas
  • 2001: Indiana Council of Teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference
  • 2001: Service Learning Conference-Ball State University
  • 2001-present: Fort Wayne Reading Association Workshops
  • 2001: Teacher Education Conference-ATE-I & IACTE

Workshops Presented

  • 2013 Facilitated EdCamps at the ISRA Leadership meeting and Kokomo and
  • 2012 Presented Strategies for Teaching in the Content Area: Reading Recovery
  • 2012 Presented a workshop on children’s literature for the Berne ISRA
  • 2010: Presented Strategies for Struggling Readers – Non-Public Education Conference , Indianapolis
  • 2008: Region 8 Lexile Presentation
  • 2007: Reading in the Content Area workshop St. Vincent Elementary School
  • 2007 Year long Differentiation Training for Fremont Schools
  • 2006: Parents Literacy Workshop Most Precious Blood Elementary School
  • 2005-2007: MetaMetrics: Lexile presentations around the country
  • 2005: Concordia Lutheran Schools (spring and fall): Differentiation: Responding to the Needs of all Learners
  • 2005: New Haven Lutheran School (two fall workshops): Differentiation Overview and Differentiation Strategy Integration
  • 2005 Pi Lambda Theta, New Orleans, Louisiana: University and Elementary School Partnerships
  • 2005: Pi Lambda Theta, Fort Wayne, IN: University and Elementary School Partnerships
  • 2004: University of Saint Francis: Poverty in the Heartland, The Invisible Child