Dr. Janice Dole
Jan earned her B.A. at the University of Massachusetts, and her M.A. and Ph.D. at the University of Colorado. Her university experience includes positions at the University of Denver, the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Michigan State University. She is currently a professor at the University of Utah. Her earlier publications were in the areas of comprehension strategy instruction and conceptual change learning. Currently her focus has included strategy instruction, professional development and school reform. She is widely published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Educational Psychology, The Reading Teacher, and The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. Dr. Dole has served as a member of the reading development panel for the National Assessment for Educational Progress (NAEP) and was a panel member of the RAND Reading Study Group. She has authored a number of grants as well as co-authoring several books.
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Dr. Deborah Dean
Deborah Dean has been associate chair in the English Department at Brigham Young University with specializations in English education and composition pedagogy. She was recently named Associate Dean of the College. Prior to coming to BYU in 1999, Dr. Dean taught junior high and high school in Washington State. She received her masterís degree in education from City University, Bellevue, and her doctorate from Seattle Pacific University. Since coming to Utah, she has volunteered as a teacher at a local high school. Her professional interests focus on helping teachers improve instruction, particularly instruction in language and writing. Dr. Dean has a number of major publications, including the books Genre Theory: Teaching, Writing, and Being (NCTE, 2008); Bringing Grammar to Life (International Reading Association, 2007); and Strategic Writing: The Writing Process and Beyond in the Secondary English Classroom (NCTE, 2006).