Wayne Slater Associate ProfessorPh.D.University of Minnesota Home Directory Wayne Slater Department: Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership Division: LLSICurriculum Vitae: Curriculum VitaeEmail Address: email@example.comPhone Number: (301) 405-3128Location: 2304G Benjamin Building Research Interests English Education/Literacy. research examines persuasion in reading comprehension and written communication with a focus on biased assimilation and stasis theory. Bio Wayne Slater is an associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, Policy and Leadership at the University of Maryland. His research is grounded in cognitive psychology, linguistics, literacy, and rhetoric. His publications have appeared in the Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Educational Research, Reading Research Quarterly, Research in the Teaching of English, and Reading and Writing Quarterly. As principal investigator, he has been awarded five (5) Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) Title II grants with the Baltimore City Public Schools (City Schools), the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and the Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS). Currently, he is focused on critical thinking and problem solving in reading and writing and is investigating the effects of readers’ prior knowledge on their comprehension of persuasive texts, e.g., the biased assimilation effect, and readers’ attempts to resolve conflicting arguments. He is also working on two books, one of which is a co-edited volume with Shirley Logan titled Perspectives on Academic and Professional Writing in an Age of Accountability. He has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Educational Psychology, Reading Research Quarterly, and Research in the Teaching of English; and has chaired the American Educational Research Association (AERA) SIG: Research in Reading and Literacy.