Margaret G. McKeown is a Senior Scientist at the University of Pittsburgh’s
Learning Research and Development Center. Dr. McKeown’s work addresses practical,
current problems that classroom teachers and their students face. Her work covers
the areas of instructional design and teacher professional development in reading
comprehension and vocabulary. Dr. McKeown received her Ph.D. in education from
the University of Pittsburgh in 1983. Her dissertation received the Most Outstanding
Dissertation Award for 1985 from the International Reading Association. She has
served as Vice-President for Division C of the American Educational Research Association
and as the editor of AERA’s research journal, AERJ. Dr. McKeown has published
extensively in outlets for both research and practitioner audiences. Dr. McKeown
has been a frequent speaker at professional conferences and has served as a consultant
to school districts and publishing companies. Before her career in research, Dr.
McKeown taught reading and language arts in elementary school.
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