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Nonie Lesaux Interview  -  September 14, 2010, 3:30 p.m. cd Voice of Literacy Webcast

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Guest:

[Dr. Nonie Lesaux]

Dr. Nonie Lesaux
Marie and Max Kargman Associate Professor in Human Development a
Harvard University Graduate School of Education


Dr. Nonie K. Lesaux is Marie and Max Kargman Associate Professor in Human Development and Urban Education Advancement at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She leads a research program that focuses on increasing opportunities to learn for students from diverse linguistic, cultural, and economic backgrounds, a growing population in today’s classrooms. From 2002–2006, Lesaux was the Senior Research Associate of the National Literacy Panel on Language Minority Children and Youth. In 2007, Lesaux was named one of five WT Grant scholars, earning a $350,000 five-year award from the WT Grant Foundation in support of her research on English-language learners in urban public schools. In 2009, she was a recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor given by the United States government to young professionals beginning their independent research careers. Her studies on reading and vocabulary development, as well as instructional strategies to prevent reading difficulties, have implications for practitioners, researchers, and policymakers. This research is supported by grants from several organizations, including the Institute of Education Sciences, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Council of the Great City schools. A native of Canada, Lesaux earned her doctorate in educational psychology and special education from the University of British Columbia.

Host:

[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.

Summary:

Voice of Literacy host, Dr. Betsy Baker, interviews Dr. Nonie Lesaux, Marie and Max Kargman Associate Professor in Human Development and Urban Education Advancement at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

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