Dr. Rebekah Benjamin, Assistant Professor
Rebekah Benjamin began teaching at MCLA in the fall of 2012. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Applied Cognition and Development in 2012 while at The University of Georgia. She also completed her M.A. in Educational Psychology at The University of Georgia in 2009. Prior to attending graduate school, Dr. Benjamin spent several years teaching high school English in Indiana.
Dr. Benjamin teaches Educational Psychology, Applied Developmental Psychology, Psychological Research Methods and Statistics, and Research Seminar. Teaching is her passion and she is interested in practicing and studying various pedagogical techniques such as example-based learning, peer-learning, and learning with case studies.
Dr. Benjamin conducts research focusing on children's reading development. Specifically, she examines the role of children's oral reading fluency in overall reading development, assessing children's oral reading, and the analysis of text difficulty. Dr. Benjamin's work has been published in Reading Research Quarterly, Educational Psychology Review, and as a chapter in the book Reading Expressiveness: The Neglected Aspect of Reading Fluency. Her work has also been presented at the annual conferences of the American Educational Research Association, the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, and the Literacy Research Association.
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