Laura S Northrop
 Title: Interim Chair & AssocProfessor
 Dept: Teacher Education
 Office: JH 321
 Phone: 216-687-3558
 Address: 2121 Euclid Ave. JH 321, Cleveland, OH 44115

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Research Keywords:
K-12 education, literacy, reading, middle school, struggling readers, ELL, technology, education policy
B.S., Journalism & Economics, Northwestern University, 2001
M.S., Education, Northwestern University, 2002
Ed.S., Literacy, University of Virginia, 2006
Ph.D., Educational Policy, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
Brief Bio:
Laura Northrop is an associate professor, specializing in literacy education. Prior to joining Cleveland State University, she worked as a middle school teacher for the Chicago Public Schools and the Charlottesville City Schools. She has also worked as a K-12 reading intervention specialist in a variety of after-school and evening tutoring programs.

Dr. Northrop's research interests include educational policy, struggling readers, and the use of technology in middle school literacy instruction.
Honors and Awards:
Emerging Education Policy Scholars, Class of 2018-2019.

International Literacy Association Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2017.

University of Pittsburgh School of Education and Alumni Association Outstanding Dissertation Award, 2017.
Professional Affiliations:
American Educational Research Association
International Literacy Association
Literacy Research Association
Sociology of Education Association
Professional Service:
International Literacy Association, Outstanding Dissertation Committee member, (2017-present)
Ohio Literacy Association, board member (2018 - 2020)
Ohio Department of Education 12-hour Reading Core review committee member (2017-2018)
Ohio Department of Education Reading Endorsement review committee member (2017-2018)