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Amanda Goodwin, Ph.D.

Vanderbilt University 

    Amanda Goodwin, Ph.D. (Co-PI), is Associate Professor of Language, Literacy and Culture and the Co-Editor with Jimenez of Reading Research Quarterly, one of the preeminent journals in the field. Her main research interests include how morphology contributes to reading especially for English language learners and the use of novel statistical methods. She is also interested in similarities and differences between digital and paper reading processes and links to comprehension. Formerly an IES Predoctoral Fellow (Interdisciplinary Training in Education Research and Advanced Statistical Methods), she received the 2016 Division C Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association and with co-authors, the 2014 National Council on Measurement in Education (NCME) Award for an Outstanding Example of Application of Educational Measurement Technology to a Specific Problem. She is currently serving as a PI on a Goal 5 IES grant that is developing a gamified assessment of written language for middle schoolers.  She has published her work in Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Educational Psychology, Scientific Studies in Reading, Reading Teacher, Reading and Writing, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, etc. Jiménez and Goodwin were just selected as editors of the journal, Reading Research Quarterly by the International Literacy Association (2017-2022). RRQ is the leading journal of literacy research.

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