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Jane Anderson, Ph.D.
Jane Anderson
Director of Programs of the First Generation Initiatives, Education - Professor

(507) 457-6621
janders1@smumn.edu

Jane Anderson is the Dean of Education and a tenured Professor of Education at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Scholarly & Creative Interests
Literacy development, with special emphasis on early identification/intervention with children at risk for reading disabilities
Diagnosis and remediation of dyslexia in older students
Neurophysiological characteristics of children with dyslexia and ADD

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Foundations of Education
Reading, Language Arts & Children's Literature Methods: K-8
Reading & Writing in Content Areas
Advanced Literacy Methods for Diverse Learners

Professional Organizations
American Psychological Association
ADD Association of Winona
International Neuropsychological Society
International Reading Association
International Society of Brain Electromagnetic Topography
Interantional Dyslexia Association

Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1984
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University, IL, 1974
B.A., College of Saint Teresa, Winona, MN, 1962

Teaching Experience
2007 to Present: Dean of Education, School of Education, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
1994 to Present: Professor of Education, School of Education, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
1993: Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program, Viterbo College, LaCrosse, WI
1986-1988: Program Director; Adjunct Associate Professor, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
1976-1989: Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
1976-1981: Lead Teacher, Hiawatha Valley Special Education Cooperative, Winona, MN

Other Professional Experience
1997 to Present: President and Research Scientist, LaCrosse Area Dyslexia Research Institute, Inc.
1993 to Present: Educational Psychologist, Cognitive Technologies
1993-1994: Developmental Specialist, Midelfort Clinic
1988-1993: Research Scientist, Gundersen Medical Foundation
1981-1988: Medical-Educational Specialist, Gundersen Clinic

Honors
1997-1998: Grant project with two goals: (1) remediate spelling deficiences in undergraduate and graduate Education majors needing help in this area; (2) establish an Literacy Clinic that will serve community children and adolescents with reading-written language disabilities, using Saint Mary's University Education majors as tutors

Selected Presentations
"Assessment of Children with ADD and Learning Disorders," 7th International Conference of CH.A.D.D., Washington, D.C., 1995

"Season of Birth and Dyslexia," National Conference of the Society for Behavioral Pediatrics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1993

Publications
Predictive Reading Profile. Linguisystems Publishing Company, IA. 2001

"Kindergarten Screening for Risk of Reading Failure," (With M. Rahbar), Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 1998

"Improving Teacher Prediction of Reading Failure," (With M. Rahbar), Psychology in the Schools, 1998

"Is There an Association between Season of Birth and Reading Failure?" (With M. Rahbar and A. Bernstein), Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics(17), 1996

"Prevalence of Reading Failure in Boys Compared with Girls," (With M. Rahbar), Psychology in the Schools, 1994

"Effects of Age of School Entrance and Sex on Achievement: Implications for Pediatric Counseling," (With M. Rahbar), Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (14), 1993

"Eavesdropping on the Brain: The Gundersen Medical Foundation Dyslexia Studies," (With W. Deering), Gundersen Medical Journal (1), 1993

"Electrophysiological Correlates of Dyslexic Subtypes," (With W. Deering, M. Goldstein and M. Rahbar), Journal of Learning Disabilities (25), 1992

Jane Anderson, Ph.D.
Jane Anderson
Director of Programs of the First Generation Initiatives, Education - Professor

(507) 457-6621
janders1@smumn.edu

Jane Anderson is the Dean of Education and a tenured Professor of Education at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota.

Scholarly & Creative Interests
Literacy development, with special emphasis on early identification/intervention with children at risk for reading disabilities
Diagnosis and remediation of dyslexia in older students
Neurophysiological characteristics of children with dyslexia and ADD

Courses Taught Recently at SMU
Foundations of Education
Reading, Language Arts & Children's Literature Methods: K-8
Reading & Writing in Content Areas
Advanced Literacy Methods for Diverse Learners

Professional Organizations
American Psychological Association
ADD Association of Winona
International Neuropsychological Society
International Reading Association
International Society of Brain Electromagnetic Topography
Interantional Dyslexia Association

Education
Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 1984
M.A., Northeastern Illinois University, IL, 1974
B.A., College of Saint Teresa, Winona, MN, 1962

Teaching Experience
2007 to Present: Dean of Education, School of Education, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
1994 to Present: Professor of Education, School of Education, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
1993: Adjunct Professor, Graduate Program, Viterbo College, LaCrosse, WI
1986-1988: Program Director; Adjunct Associate Professor, Saint Mary's University of Minnesota
1976-1989: Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin, Eau Claire, WI
1976-1981: Lead Teacher, Hiawatha Valley Special Education Cooperative, Winona, MN

Other Professional Experience
1997 to Present: President and Research Scientist, LaCrosse Area Dyslexia Research Institute, Inc.
1993 to Present: Educational Psychologist, Cognitive Technologies
1993-1994: Developmental Specialist, Midelfort Clinic
1988-1993: Research Scientist, Gundersen Medical Foundation
1981-1988: Medical-Educational Specialist, Gundersen Clinic

Honors
1997-1998: Grant project with two goals: (1) remediate spelling deficiences in undergraduate and graduate Education majors needing help in this area; (2) establish an Literacy Clinic that will serve community children and adolescents with reading-written language disabilities, using Saint Mary's University Education majors as tutors

Selected Presentations
"Assessment of Children with ADD and Learning Disorders," 7th International Conference of CH.A.D.D., Washington, D.C., 1995

"Season of Birth and Dyslexia," National Conference of the Society for Behavioral Pediatrics, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 1993

Publications
Predictive Reading Profile. Linguisystems Publishing Company, IA. 2001

"Kindergarten Screening for Risk of Reading Failure," (With M. Rahbar), Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 1998

"Improving Teacher Prediction of Reading Failure," (With M. Rahbar), Psychology in the Schools, 1998

"Is There an Association between Season of Birth and Reading Failure?" (With M. Rahbar and A. Bernstein), Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics(17), 1996

"Prevalence of Reading Failure in Boys Compared with Girls," (With M. Rahbar), Psychology in the Schools, 1994

"Effects of Age of School Entrance and Sex on Achievement: Implications for Pediatric Counseling," (With M. Rahbar), Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (14), 1993

"Eavesdropping on the Brain: The Gundersen Medical Foundation Dyslexia Studies," (With W. Deering), Gundersen Medical Journal (1), 1993

"Electrophysiological Correlates of Dyslexic Subtypes," (With W. Deering, M. Goldstein and M. Rahbar), Journal of Learning Disabilities (25), 1992