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Patricia G. Mathes, Ph.D.

Patricia G. Mathes, Ph.D., is the Texas Instruments Endowed Chair of Reading at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where she directs the Institute for Reading Research and conducts research on reading and reading difficulties. She received her Ph.D. in Education and Human Development from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in 1992. She has also served on the faculties the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School, the College of Education at Florida State University, and Peabody College for Teachers at Vanderbilt University. Since 1991, she has been conducting large-scale, classroom-based reading intervention research with funding from multiple sources, including the U.S. Department of Education, the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Science Foundation, and state agencies. She was named the Early Career Researcher in 2001 by the Council for Exceptional Children, and given the Interpretive Scholar award in 2002 by the American Educational Research Association. She is the author of numerous articles, chapters, and books related to reading and reading disabilities, accommodating academic diversity, and best practices for struggling readers. Mathes also serves on the editorial board of several scholarly journals and provides nationwide teacher/staff development focused on translating research into practice.

Programs By Patricia G. Mathes, Ph.D.

The PALS Series