About Me

Teacher Educator – University Professor - 
Reading Clinician - Author/researcher

I am an associate professor in childhood  education at Fordham University’s Graduate School of Education.  I graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the Johns Hopkins University.  After teaching in California with Teach For America, I earned a PhD in Reading Education and a Masters in English Education from the University of Virginia.  In 2006, I served as director of the University of Virginia’s McGuffey Reading Center.  I am a prolific researcher and writer; I have written three books and numerous articles in top-tiered educational journals.  I hold over fifteen years of teaching and clinical reading experience. 

I am an active member of the following professional organizations.
  • ​​​Literacy Research Association (LRA)
  • International Reading Association (IRA) - Special Interest Groups:  Professors of Reading Teacher Educators) and Organization of Teacher Educators in Reading
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • International Dyslexia Association (IDA)
  • Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (ALER)
  • National Council of the Teachers of English (NCTE)
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