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Dolores Perin, Research Affiliate

Dolores Perin, PhD, is a professor of psychology and education and chairperson in the Health and Behavior Studies Department of Teachers College, Columbia University, and a senior research associate at CCRC. She directs the Applied Education Psychology: Reading Specialist program, which prepares students for state certification as Teacher of Literacy.

Her research interests center on the literacy skills of individuals with reading and writing difficulties. She has published in journals including Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Journal of College Reading and Learning, Reading & Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties, International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, Community College Review, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Higher Education, Urban Education, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Exceptional Children, Reading Psychology, Journal of Educational Psychology, and Journal of Developmental Education. She is on the editorial board of the Journal of College Reading and Learning.

Perin teaches graduate courses including Theory and Techniques of Assessment and Intervention in Reading; Writing Interventions Theory and Practice; Adult Literacy and Developmental/Remedial Education; and Diagnosis of Reading and Writing Disabilities. She is a state-licensed psychologist who has expertise in working with children, adolescents, and adults with learning difficulties including dyslexia.