University of Pittsburgh5113 Wesley W. Posvar Hall230 South Bouquet StreetPittsburgh, PA 15260Phone: 412-648-7348Email: email@example.com
My research interests focus on comprehension and learning from text--particularly informational text. I investigate discussion as a context for comprehension instruction as well as the role of tasks in mediating student learning from text. I am also interested in supporting the vocabulary development of students as a way to mediate their comprehension of complex texts.
I am currently refining a tool for teacher candidates to use in analyzing a text and developing ways for candidates to use the results of that analysis in planning text-based discussions. I am also working on an intervention with middle school students that engages them in using multiple sources in history to learn about the historical practices of sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading.
University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
5500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260