Teachers College Columbia University


Dr. Dolores Perin


Teachers College Columbia University
Professor of Psychology and Education

Dolores Perin, Ph.D. is a Professor of Psychology and Education and Chairperson in the Health and Behavior Studies Department at Teachers College, Columbia University. She directs the Applied Education Psychology: Reading Specialist Program, which prepares students for state certification as a Teacher of Literacy. Her research interests center on the literacy skills of individuals with reading and writing difficulties. She has papers in press in the journals Reading & Writing Quarterly: Overcoming Learning Difficulties and the International Journal of Artificial Intelligence in Education, and has published in journals including the Journal of College Reading and Learning; Community College Review, Community College Journal of Research and Practice, Journal of Developmental Education, Higher Education, Urban Education, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Exceptional Children, Reading Psychology, and the Journal of Educational Psychology. Dr. 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.

Educational Background

Ph.D. in Psychology, University of Sussex, UK

Scholarly Interests

  • Reading and writing processes in children and adults
  • Adult literacy
  • Academic preparedness of postsecondary students
  • Dyslexia and learning disabilties in adults

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