The MTSU Literacy Studies Ph.D. Program announces the
6th Annual MTSU Literacy Research Conference
February 17, 2018 at the MTSU College of Education in Murfreesboro, TN
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED!
- Conference Date/Time: Saturday, February 17, 2018 (8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
- Conference Rate: $25.00 (includes lunch)
- Registration Deadline: January 31, 2018
This conference is for students and established scholars to present their research related to literacy in a supportive and collegial atmosphere. We invite researchers and practitioners from various disciplines (e.g., education, psychology, linguistics, and neuroscience) to attend and participate. We encourage presentations of original literacy research and we are especially interested in literacy research that helps bridge research to practice in education.
Our keynote, Sources of Reading Comprehension Difficulties in Adolescents: What Do We Know and
What Can We Do About It?,
will be presented by Dr. Marcia A. Barnes, Professor at Vanderbilt University.
Marcia Barnes is a Professor in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt University. Her expertise is in the areas of cognitive psychology and developmental neuropsychology with a research focus on learning disabilities. She has examined the role of knowledge and inference ability on comprehension and has designed multiple interventions to support children with learning difficulties. Dr. Barnes has published her research in prominent journals and books in the field of education. She is currently the principal investigator on two grants from the National Science Foundation.
comprehension | vocabulary | strategy instruction | dyslexia | ELL | writing | RTI
More than 30 sessions available on current literacy research and connecting research
to practice, including:
Developing a Comprehension Intervention for
The Power of Persistence: Promoting Motivation,
An Intervention to Improve Adolescent EL
A Landscape of State Policies and Evaluation Practices
Framing Writing Conferences with Elementary-Aged English Learners: A Pragmatics Based
Do Pre-Test Reading Skills Moderate Intervention Effects for Adolescent Readers?
The Benefits of Interdisciplinary Studies in
Teaching Handwriting: Automaticity in Support of
Developmental Stages and the Matthew Effect in
Disentangling the Contribution of Direct Instruction and Continued Practice on the
Remediation of the Word Recognition Deficits of Children with Dyslexia
Literacy Coaching in the Elementary School Context:
A Comparison Analysis of Read Well and Reading Street
morphological awareness | motivation | growth mindset | professional development |
Interested in Pursuing a Ph.D. in Literacy?
The Literacy Studies Ph.D. Program at Middle Tennessee State University is designed to address one of education's most pressing needs - the shortage of scholars, practitioners, administrators, and policy-makers equipped to bridge the gap between the rapidly expanding body of scientific research on the development of literacy and educational practice, policy, and professional preparation. Drawing on the faculty from the College of Education, the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences, and the College of Liberal Arts, this interdisciplinary program offers a flexible framework of courses, field experiences, teaching, and research opportunities designed to provide professionals in various spheres of influence with the essential knowledge, skills, and abilities to effectively address the literacy crisis in the United States and beyond.
We would like to invite graduate students and practitioners who are interested in learning more about pursuing a doctoral degree in literacy. Attendees and presenters will have the opportunity to meet faculty members and students in the program.