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  • Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez, Ed.D.

    Jeannette Mancilla-Martinez, Ed.D.

    Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University

    Dr. Mancilla-Martinez is an associate professor in the Special Education Department, as well as the associate dean for Academic Affairs and Graduate Education for Peabody College. She was appointed to the National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) Standing Committee on Reading in 2017. Her research is focused on advancing students’ language and reading comprehension outcomes, including those of students from Spanish-speaking, low-income homes. She has presented her work widely at professional conferences, including the American Educational Research Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, the Society for Research in Child Development, and the National Dual Language Institute. Her work is also featured in several peer-reviewed journals. She holds a Master of Education and Doctorate of Education in language and literacy from Harvard University, as well as a bachelor's in liberal studies with a concentration in English and Spanish from Mount Saint Mary's College.
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