Dr. Carolyn Strom
is a teacher educator and classroom researcher whose work focuses on improving early literacy outcomes and reading experiences for young children. Specifically, her work centers on bridging the divide between scientific research and instructional practice. She collaborates widely with school districts and curriculum developers; currently, she is working on an initiative in New York City preschool teachers called 'Cortex in the Classroom,' which centers on the practical application of reading science and learning technologies in early childhood. Carolyn has published her work in The Reading Teacher, The Reading League Journal, and The Handbook of Learning Disabilities. As a state-certified reading specialist and former public elementary school teacher, Dr. Strom has spent the last two decades working at the intersection of research and practice. She has a PhD in Early Literacy from New York University and a Masters degree in Reading Education from the University of Southern California. She received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania. She maintains a clinical practice where she works with children who have dyslexia and related reading difficulties.