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Michael D. Eisner College of Education

College of Education

Personnel Directory

Vanessa A Goodwin

Vanessa A Goodwin
Assistant Professor
Department of Special Education
Office:ED 2220
Phone:818 677 2596
Email:vanessa.goodwin@csun.edu

Profile

Education

Ph.D. in Education, University of California, Riverside

Specialization

Mild/Moderate Disabilities

Courses

Professional Interests

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.

Biography

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.