Vanessa A Goodwin
Ph.D. in Education, University of California, Riverside
- SPED 200SL: Introduction to Disabilities Studies
- SPED 406: K-12 Literacy Instruction for Diverse Learners with Disabilities
- SPED 502MM: Reading/Language Arts Instruction for Diverse Learners with Mild/Moderate Disabilities
- SPED 638: The Role of the Special Educator in the Twenty-First Century
- Supervision of fieldwork
Teacher preparation in urban schools, inclusive practices for children with mild/moderate disabilities, adolescent reading pedagogy, and instructional technology. Research interests include teaching reading to K-12 struggling readers, use of iPads and other technologies for reading intervention, teacher dispositions, and professional collaboration.
Vanessa has spent much of her career working with adolescent struggling readers both as a special education teacher and program specialist. She serves as Co-Director of the Special Education Literacy Clinic in the Teaching, Learning and Counseling Consortium (TLCC) at CSUN. Vanessa conducts research on evidence-based reading intervention in secondary settings and has presented at conferences and schools across the nation. She has authored several publications about K-12 reading pedagogy, teacher dispositions, and the use of technology with struggling readers. She teaches beginning and intermediate courses at CSUN for the Preliminary Education Specialist program and the Induction Program.