Rialto Center for the Arts

Daphne GreenbergDr. Daphne Greenberg is Professor of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Georgia State University. She holds a doctorate in Educational Psychology from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.


Her current research focuses on adults who read below the eighth grade level. She is interested in uncovering their strengths and weaknesses, as well as studying the best instructional approaches for them. She has received funding from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, the National Institute for Literacy, the U.S. Department of Education, the Komen Foundation, and the Department of Defense.


She is a founding member of the Georgia Adult Literacy Advocacy group and the Literacy Alliance of Metro Atlanta. She has tutored native and nonnative English speaking adults and has helped communities organize and develop adult literacy programs. Her articles have appeared in journals such as the Scientific Studies of Reading, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Journal of Research on Educational Effectiveness, and Annals of Dyslexia.


She has served on numerous expert panels such as the National Institutes of Health Learning Disabilities Innovation Hubs, the National Center for Education Research/Institute of Education Sciences Panel on Advancing Adult Education Research, and the National Center for Education Statistics Focus Group on Adult Education and Training Data Collection. She is currently the Principal Investigator of the Center of the Study of Adult Literacy (csal.gsu.edu), a national research center on adult literacy funded by the Institute of Education Sciences, U.S. Department of Education.

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