NHR 2021 Lecture Series Event- Dr. Julie Washington

  • July 17, 2021
    2:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Guest Speaker:  Julie Washington, PhD, Professor School of Education, University of California, Irvine

Lecture Topic: Using Culturally Relevant Reading Materials to Promote Interest in Reading Among Underserved Students

Bio: Dr. Julie Washington is a Professor in the School of Education at the
University of California, Irvine (UCI). Dr. Washington directs the UCI Learning
Disabilities Research Innovation Hub and is Director of the Dialect, Poverty and
Academic Success lab at UCI. Currently, Dr. Washington’s research is focused on
the intersection of literacy, language variation, and poverty. In particular, her work
focuses on understanding the role of cultural dialect in assessment, identification of
reading disabilities in school-aged African American children and on disentangling
the relationship between language production and comprehension on development
of reading and early language skills for children growing up in poverty.



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