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PhD from the University of Alberta (2008)
MEd from the University of Alberta (2004)
BEd from the University of Cyprus (2000)
Dr. George Georgiou received his Ph.D. from the University of Alberta in 2008 with specialization in Psychological Studies in Education. After graduating from the University of Alberta, Dr. Georgiou worked as a Research Associate at the Ministry of Education and Culture in Cyprus and as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Jyväskylä in Finland. For excellence in research and impact to the broader community, Dr Georgiou received several awards. In 2014, he received the Martha Cook Piper research award from the University of Alberta, in 2015 the Richard E. Snow award from the American Psychological Association (Div. 15), in 2019, the Alberta Teachers' Association Educational Research Award, and in 2020, the Killlam Professorship award. In 2018, he also became a member of the College of the Royal Society of Canada. Dr. Georgiou is currently the director of the J.P. Das Centre in Developmental and Learning Disabilities and the director of the Reading Research Laboratory. Finally, he serves as the associate editor of the Reading & Writing journal and The Reading League journal.
Dr. Georgiou’s research focuses on two dimensions of literacy acquisition: (a) the factors (cognitive and non-cognitive) that facilitate or impede reading and spelling acquisition across languages, and (b) the diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties in elementary school children. His primary area of research concerns the role of rapid naming on reading ability across languages and the mechanisms that are responsible for the rapid naming-reading relationship. In addition, he has a keen interest in distal cognitive processing skills, such as executive functioning and intelligence. His research has been funded by grants from the government of Canada and the University of Alberta.
EDPY 458 Assessment and Programming for Children with Reading Difficulties
EDPY 497 Learning Disabilities
EDPY 501 Introduction to Research Methods
EDPY 555 Advanced Seminar in Assessment and Programming for Children with Reading Difficulties
EDPY 560 Advanced Seminar in Research Methods in Special Education
EDPY 597 Advanced Seminar in Learning Disabilities
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