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Heidi Mesmer interview  -  October 3, 2012, 7:30 P.M. CD Voice of Literacy Webcast
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Guest:

[Dr. Heidi  Mesmer]

Dr. Heidi Mesmer
Associate Professor of Reading
Virginia Tech Reading Specialist Master's Cohort Running Continuously


Dr. Mesmer is an Associate Professor in Literacy with an interest in beginning reading. Since 1999, she has studied beginning reading materials and text difficulty. She is a former third grade teacher, and has worked extensively with schools and teachers in Virginia and Oklahoma, serving as co-pi on a number of funded projects. Dr. Mesmer’s research has been supported by a National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship and an American Educational Research Association/Institute of Education Sciences grant. Her publications have appeared in Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, Reading and Writing Quarterly, The Journal of Literacy Research, The Reading Teacher, and other books and journals. Her book, Tools for Matching Texts to Readers: Research-based Practices, is published by Guilford.

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. Heidi Mesmer, Associate Professor in Literacy at Virginia Tech University.

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