Room: 2304G Benjamin Building
Phone: (301) 405-3128
Wayne Slater (Ph.D., University of Minnesota)
Associate Professor; LLSI
Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership (TLPL)
_______________________________________________Research Interests | Bio | Curriculum Vitae |
English Education/Literacy. research examines persuasion in reading comprehension and written communication with a focus on biased assimilation and stasis theory.
Wayne Slater is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland. His research interests include urban education, reading comprehension, and written communication with a focus on argumentation and cognitive strategy instruction. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Educational Psychology, Reading Research Quarterly, and Research in the Teaching of English. Of particular relevance to his current research examining the use of the stases as a problem solving strategy in reading and writing arguments is his book chapter titled “Teaching English from a Literacy Perspective: The Goal of High Literacy for All Students,” which appeared in the edited volume Adolescent Literacy Research and Practice. In the spring of 2013, he will be presenting a research paper on using the stases as a reading and writing problem-solving strategy at the Oxford Education Research Symposium, Oxford University, UK.
Dr. Slater's Title II (Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) Improving Teacher Quality (ITQ)) grants have focused on the preparation of literacy coaches in the Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools), Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS); and the preparation of literacy/special education professionals in the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). He is currently the chair of the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Special Interest Group (SIG): Research in Reading and Literacy.