Nina Nilsson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor (Sabbatical, Spring 2015)
Discipline Taught: Education
Nina L. Nilsson, Ph.D., an experienced scholar in the field of literacy education, focuses her research on texts and contexts related to the assessment and instruction of children in need of literacy intervention. Most recently, her scholarly endeavors have centered on the preparation of reading specialist candidates for literacy leadership roles in schools. Dr. Nilsson’s work appears in a number of scholarly journals and books, including The Reading Teacher, Reading & Writing Quarterly, for which she currently serves as theme editor of an issue on informal reading inventories in research and practice, Critical Issues in Teacher Education, and Essential Readings on Struggling Learners, a book edited by R. Allington and published in 2010. Dr. Nilsson has presented at numerous national and international literacy conferences of the International Reading Association, National Reading Conference, National Council of Teachers of English, and Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, where she currently serves in a leadership role for the Clinical Division. Since 2004, Dr. Nilsson has been an IRA/NCATE Program Reviewer and conducted program reviews of institutions seeking national recognition. Dr. Nilsson also teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level, literacy-related courses in the Teacher Education Department.