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Cynthia Puranik Interview  -  February 2, 2015, 3:30 p.m. Voice of Literacy Webcast
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[Dr. Cynthia Puranik]

Dr. Cynthia Puranik
Associate Professor
Department of Communication Science & Disorders, University of Pittsburgh

Cynthia S. Puranik, PhD/CCC-SLP, completed her graduate studies at the University of Florida, Gainesville, and her postdoctoral training at the Florida Center for Reading Research, Florida State University. Cynthia is an Associate Professor with joint appointments in the Department of Communication Science & Disorders in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, and Instruction & Learning in the School of Education. Cynthia is a certified speech-language pathologist with several years of experience working in various clinical settings. Her primary area of research involves understanding the development of early writing and the assessment of preschool children’s emergent writing skills. Other areas of research interest include the evaluation and early identification of children at risk of academic difficulties. Her work is currently being supported by a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.


[Dr. Candace Kuby]

Dr. Candace Kuby
Assistant Profesosr
Department of Learning, Teaching, and Curriculum, College of Education, University of Missouri

Dr. Candace Kuby is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Missouri. Her scholarship focuses on: 1) critical, inventive, hybrid, and multimodal literacies and 2) innovative qualitative research methodologies. Candace is the author of "Critical literacy in the early childhood classroom: Unpacking histories, unlearning privilege"(2013) with Teachers College Press and co-editor of "Disrupting Qualitative Inquiry: Possibilities and Tensions in Educational Research" (2014) with Peter Lang. Journals in which her scholarship appear include: International Journal for Qualitative Studies in Education; Young Children; Journal of Early Childhood Literacy and Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice.


Voice of Literacy host, Dr. Candace Kuby, interviews Dr. Cynthia S. Puranik, Associate Professor, Communication & Science Disorders, University of Pittsburgh

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