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Dolores Perin, Senior Research Associate

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Dolores Perin, PhD, is a professor of psychology and education in the Health and Behavior Studies Department, coordinator of the Applied Educational Psychology: Reading Specialist Program, and a senior research associate at the Community College Research Center at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Her research interests include reading and writing skills in low-achieving adults and contextualization of literacy instruction. She is a New York State licensed psychologist with experience in dyslexia and other reading and writing difficulties. She was the principal investigator on an Institute of Education Sciences project entitled Postsecondary Content-Area Reading-Writing Intervention: Development and Determination of Potential Efficacy (R305G060106) and a Carnegie Corporation of New York project entitled “Enhancing Teacher Preparation for Adolescent Literacy through Interdisciplinary Learning Communities.” Perin has provided professional development to teachers in elementary, secondary, postsecondary, and adult education.

She co-authored Writing Next with Steve Graham (2007) and has written recent book chapters on writing instruction and the common core standards. Perin has published in journals including the Community College Review, the Community College Journal of Research and Practice, the Journal of College Reading and Learning, Higher Education, Reading Psychology, the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, the Teachers College Record, and Urban Education.