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Peter Dewitz Interview  -  October 27, 2008, 3:00 PM CST Voice of Literacy Webcast

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[Dr. Peter Dewitz]

Dr. Peter Dewitz
Educational Consultant

Peter Dewitz is an educational consultant working with schools and school districts in Delaware, Nebraska, Utah and Virginia. Prior to that, he was a professor at the University of Virginia and the University of Toledo.

Dr. Dewitz has been involved in research on reading since l980, working in the areas reading comprehension and assessment. His comprehension research has focused on helping children improve their use comprehension through strategies and metacognition. Current research work focuses on the efficacy of comprehension instruction in core reading programs.

He has published in professional journals, such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Journal of Reading and the Journal of Reading Behavior


[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.


Voice of Literacy host, Dr. Betsy Baker, interviews Dr. Peter Dewitz.

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