Experts: Literacy

Beth Phillips

Professor of Educational Psychology, Associate Director Florida Center for Reading Research

Phillips’ research interests include early language and literacy development, preschool curriculum and instruction, professional development of early childhood educators and parental influences on learning.

(850) 644-2002

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Flavia Ramos-Mattoussi

Senior Research Associate at Learning Systems Institute (LS) and Associate Director,

Ramos-Mattoussi’s areas of expertise are related to international education and development; gender, nonformal adult education; visual sociology qualitative research methods (gender, health, child labor, community-based initiatives, etc.); and literacy. She’s worked in over 25 countries in the last 30 years managing international development projects in the education sector and is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.c

(850) 644-4413

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Alysia Roehrig

Professor / Department Chair, EPLS / Program Coordinator, Learning & Cognition

Roehrig is a professor of educational psychology in the College of Education. She is an expert on educational psychology, with an emphasis on learning and cognition, as well as teacher effectiveness, professional development, student engagement, and literacy learning and instruction.

(850) 644-8781

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Sana Tibi

Professor, School of Communication Science and Disorders

Tibi is an expert on language development and literacy. Her research primarily focuses on Arabic reading development in the early grades. She has extensive expertise in developing reading assessment tools and research-based literacy instruction.

(850) 644-8484

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Carla Wood

Professor, Director, School of Communication Sciences and Disorders

Wood’s research interests include bilingual language and literacy, early intervention for English language learners, family and child outcomes of early hearing detection and intervention, efficacy of augmentative and alternative communication strategies with young children and bilingual assessment. Wood’s aim is to improve language and literacy outcomes for children from diverse backgrounds, including children with differing abilities and children from diverse socioeconomic, cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

(850) 645-6567

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