Hannah Dostal brief biography

HannahDostal.jpgHannah Dostal, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Reading Education
Research Scientist, Collaborative of Strategic Education Reform
University of Connecticut

hannah.dostal@uconn.edu

Brief Biography
Hannah Dostal is an Assistant Professor of Reading Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and a Research Scientist for the Collaborative on Strategic Education Reform at the University of Connecticut. Hannah is a certified reading specialist and holds a PhD in Education with a concentration in literacy studies and deafness from the University of Tennessee, where she also earned both graduate and undergraduate degrees in education, American Sign Language interpreting, and human services. Hannah has served as a middle school teacher of the deaf and a writing intervention coordinator for students in grades K-12. She also has worked with school districts and professional associations to build capacity for implementing the English/Language Arts Common Core State Standards across the eastern US. Hannah has served as a co-PI on five previously funded state teacher quality grants and an Institute of Educational Sciences development grant. Her work has been featured at national and international conferences and in both national and internationally published books and journals.

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