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Professor Karen Harris

Karen R. Harris is the Warner Professor of Education at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University. She has taught kindergarten, fourth grade and special education students with LD and E/BD. Her research focuses on theoretically based interventions for the development of academic and self-regulation abilities among students who are at-risk and those with disabilities, as well as effective models of in-service teacher preparation for writing instruction for all students. She developed the Self-Regulated Strategy Development (SRSD) model of strategies instruction and is co-author or co-editor of several books, including Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students and Making the Writing Process Work: Strategies for Composition and Self-Regulation. She is the former editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology and senior editor of the American Psychological Association Educational Psychology Handbook (2012). Karen has served as a member of the IRA/NICHD Expert Panel on Research on the Reading-Writing Connection, which recently released the report, The Reading-Writing Connection. She has also served as President of Division 15, Educational Psychology, of the American Psychological Association and as President of the Division for Research of the Council for Exceptional Children.

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