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Michael Kieffer Interview  -  October 9, 2013, 2:30 CDST Voice of Literacy Webcast
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[Dr. Michael Kieffer]

Dr. Michael Kieffer
Associate Professor
New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development

Michael J. Kieffer is Associate Professor of Literacy Education at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University. He studies the language and literacy development of students from linguistically diverse backgrounds. A former middle school teacher, he aims to conduct research that can inform instruction and policy to improve the reading outcomes of students in urban schools, especially adolescent English language learners. His research has included longitudinal studies of the reading and language development of English language learners, experimental and quasi-experimental evaluations of academic vocabulary instruction, and secondary analyses of large longitudinal datasets. His current research interests include metalinguistic skills involved in vocabulary learning, sources of reading comprehension difficulties, and the role of attention in reading comprehension. His research has been supported by grants from the Spencer Foundation, National Academy of Education, American Educational Research Association, and the International Reading Association. He has received the International Reading Association Dina Feitelson Research Award, NYU Griffiths Research Award, and Spencer Foundation Exemplary Dissertation Award. He received his doctorate from Harvard Graduate School of Education in 2009.


[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. Michael Kieffer, Associate Professor of Literacy Education at the New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

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