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Theresa Roberts Interview  -  June 26, 2008, 4:00 p.m. CD Voice of Literacy Webcast

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[Dr. Theresa Roberts]

Dr. Theresa Roberts
Department of Child Development, Cal State University-Sacramento, College of Education

Theresa Roberts, PhD, earned her doctorate from the University of California-Los Angeles and is currently a professor of child development at CSU, Sacramento. She has published studies on early literacy development with a focus on children who are learning English as a second language in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Educational Psychology and Contemporary Educational Psychology. Her research interests include alphabet and vocabulary learning, classroom instruction experiments and family engagement. She has a book tentatively titled No Limits to Literacy for Preschool English Learners forthcoming with an expected publication date of February 2009. She has collaborated with preschool and elementary teachers to develop instruction programs and teacher training on these topics. She was a member of the panel of experts that developed the State of California Pre-kindergarten Guidelines. She also serves as a research consultant for the California Preschool Instructional Network (CPIN) and is a consultant on an Early Reading First grant. She is an elected voting member of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, a reviewer for the Journal of Educational Psychology and Applied Linguistics, and sits on the editorial board of Reading Psychology.


[Dr. Betsy Baker]

Dr. Betsy Baker
Professor of Literacy Studies
Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum, University of Missouri

Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Baker is a Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Missouri. Dr. Baker's research interests include integration of literacy and technology, new literacies, future literacies, 21st century literacies, multimedia case-based instruction in teacher education, and sociocognition in teacher education, literacy, and new literacies.


Dr. Betsy Baker, Voice of Literacy host, interviews Dr. Theresa Roberts, Professor of Child Development, College of Education, California State University-Sacramento.

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