Philip Capin is a research assistant professor for the Department of Special Education and a researcher for the Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Capins research focuses on improving reading instruction and assessment for children, including those with or at risk for reading disabilities. He currently serves as a Co-Principal Investigator for two large-scale funded projects focused on English learners (ELs): (1) an Education Development Research Center funded by the Institutes for Education Sciences (IES) that aims to improve opportunities and outcomes for ELs, and (2) the Texas Learning Disabilities Research Center project funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) examining learning disabilities identification and remediation for ELs with reading disabilities.
Dr. Capin has significant experience developing and testing reading interventions. He has served as a project director for six IES- or NIH-funded intervention studies, playing a primary role in intervention development and the successful planning and implementation of a randomized control trial. These projects have examined innovative approaches to reading interventions that integrate instruction focused on factors related to reading, such as reading motivation, self-regulation, and anxiety management.
Dr. Capin received his Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Texas at Austin in 2018. Prior to this, he was a special education teacher and a credentialed school administrator.