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Jennifer Gilbert and Donald Compton interview  -  March 14, 2013, 11:00 a.m. C Voice of Literacy Webcast
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Guests:

[Dr. Donald Compton]

Dr. Donald Compton
Professor and Chair
Department of Special Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University


Donald Compton is professor and chair of Special Education and a John F. Kennedy Center Investigator at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University. He earned a Ph.D. from Northwestern University's School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. He then accepted a NICHD post-doctoral research fellowship at the Institute for Behavior Genetics, University of Colorado. Compton is experienced in designing, managing, analyzing, and disseminating data from cross-sectional and longitudinal studies. His research involves modeling individual differences in the development of children’s reading skills and the identification of children with reading disabilities.
[Dr. Jennifer Gilbert]

Dr. Jennifer Gilbert
Research Associate
Department of Special Education, Vanderbilt University


Jennifer Gilbert is a research associate in the department of Special Education and the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Quantitative Services Educational Director. She earned a Ph.D. in Special Education from Vanderbilt University. Her interests include helping other researchers manage, analyze, and interpret behavioral data, particularly in the area of reading. Her current work is focused on individual differences in word reading, orthographic knowledge, and reading comprehension.

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. Jennifer Gilbert, Research Associate and Educational Director of the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center Quantitative Services and Dr. Donald Compton, Professor and Chair, Department of Special Education, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

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