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Susan Neuman Interview  -  July 6, 2011, 9:30 CST Voice of Literacy Webcast
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[Dr. Susan Neuman]

Dr. Susan Neuman
School of Education, University of Michigan

Susan B. Neuman is a Professor in Educational Studies specializing in early literacy development. Previously, she has served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary for Elementary and Secondary Education. In her role as Assistant Secretary, she established the Early Reading First program, developed the Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program and was responsible for all activities in Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Act. She has directed the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA) and currently directs the Michigan Research Program on Ready to Learn. Her research and teaching interests include early childhood policy, curriculum, and early reading instruction, prek-grade 3 for children who live in poverty. She has written over 100 articles, and authored and edited 11 books, including Changing the Odds for Children at Risk (Teachers College Press, 2009), Educating the Other America (Brookes, 2008) and Multimedia and Literacy Development (Taylor & Francis, 2008), Preparing teachers for the early childhood classroom: proven models and key principles (2010), and the Handbook of Early Literacy Research (Volumes 3), 2011. Her research and teaching interests include early childhood policy, curriculum, and early reading instruction for prekindergarten through Grade 3.


[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. Susan Neuman, Professor, School of Education, University of Michigan.

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