University of Pittsburgh5609 Wesley W. Posvar Hall230 South Bouquet StreetPittsburgh, PA 15260Phone: 412-624-6944Email: email@example.com
My research focuses on the implementation and effectiveness of school reform initiatives in urban schools, with a special focus on literacy learning and instruction. In addition, my research focuses on developing measures of teaching quality and students' text-based writing skills.
In fall 2014, I launched a new research project with Rip Correnti and Donna Bickel from the Institute for Learning to develop a web-based professional development system for teachers to improve the quality of reading comprehension and writing instruction. In 2015 I am launching a second study focused on developing a new curricula to support reading comprehension and text-based argument writing in middle schools. This project is with Amy Crosson, Moddy McKeown and Rip Correnti. Both of these studies are funded by the Institute for Education Sciences.
University of Pittsburgh
School of Education
5500 Wesley W. Posvar Hall
230 South Bouquet Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15260