Nina Nilsson, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Nina L. Nilsson, Ph.D., Assoicate Professor in Teacher Education, focuses her research on issues related to: children in need of literacy intervention, issues related to culturally and linguistically diverse students, and topics related to 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 served 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. Dr. Nilsson has presented at a number of national and international literacy conferences of the International Reading Association, Literacy Research Association, National Council of Teachers of English, and Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers.  Dr. Nilsson also teaches undergraduate- and graduate-level, literacy-related courses in the Teacher Education Department.