Elizabeth Swanson

Elizabeth  Swanson
Research Associate Professor, Department of Special Education

Phone: +1 512 232 2320
Email: easwanson@austin.utexas.edu
Office: SZB
Office Hours: By appointment
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For the past 22 years, Dr. Swanson has served the field of education as a special education teacher, college instructor, researcher, public speaker, and writer. Swanson's consistent focus has been on improving educational opportunities for struggling readers and students with learning disabilities. She is currently a Research Professor with a dual appointment in the Department of Special Education at The University of Texas at Austin and the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk.

Dr. Swanson has served as principal investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on projects exceeding $32 million to date, all focused on preventing or remediating reading difficulties.

In addition to many teacher-focused practice guides designed to help bridge research to practice, she has published more than 65 articles in peer reviewed journals focused on literacy instruction in grades K-8. She presents frequently for teacher audiences and at nationally-recognized conferences.

Dr. Swanson co-authored two books:
"Now We Get it! Boosting Comprehension with Collaborative Strategic Reading"
http://www.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1118026098,descCd-buy.html.
"Literacy Coaching in Secondary Settings: Improving Intensive Instruction for All Students.”
https://www.guilford.com/books/Literacy-Coaching-in-the-Secondary-Grades/Wexler-Swanson-Shelton/9781462546695