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Primary Emphasis Area: Reading Education
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Short Bio
R. Malatesha Joshi, Ph.D., is a Professor of Literacy Education and Educational Psychology at Texas A&M University, and the Editor of Reading and Writing and the monograph series Literacy Studies. He has over 125 publications in high-impact journals and has published 21 books relating to literacy development. He has received numerous national and international awards such as Erasmus Mundus fellowship and has been invited as a senior research scholar in various countries. Dr. Joshi also has received many state, federal, and international grants totaling more than 15 million dollars. Because of his research contribution, Dr. Joshi was selected as the 2017 Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), their highest award that exemplifies the highest standards of excellence. In 2019, he received the honorary award from the Association of Reading and Writing in Asia for 'extraordinary contribution to understanding literacy around the world'.
Research Interests
Bilingualism and Biliteracy
Differential Diagnosis and Intervention of Reading and Spelling Problems
Literacy Acquisition in Different Languages
Orthography and Dyslexia
Recent Books
Saigh-Haddad, E. & Joshi, R. M. (Eds.). (2014). Handbook of Arabic Literacy. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. Schiff, R., & Joshi, R. M. (Eds.), (2016). Interventions in Learning Disabilities. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. Kilpatrick, D. A., Joshi, R. M., & Wagner, R. K. (Eds.) (2019) Reading development and difficulties. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Publications. Joshi, R.M., & McBride, C. (Eds.). (2019). Handbook of Literacy in Akshara orthography. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer. Alves, R. A., Limpo, T., & Joshi, R. M. (Eds.), (Anticipated Publication Date 2020). Reading-writing Connections: Towards integrative literacy science. New York, NY: Springer.
Publications (journal articles, books, book chapters)*

1. Luo, M., Main, S., Lock, G., Joshi, R. M., & Zhong, C. (In Press). Exploring Chinese EFL teachers’ knowledge and beliefs relating to the teaching of English reading in public primary schools in China. Dyslexia. (In Press)

2. Yin, L., Joshi, R. M., &, & Yan, H. (In Press). Knowledge about dyslexia among in-service early literacy teachers in China. Dyslexia (In Press)

3. Zhang, S., & Joshi, R. M. (in Press). Longitudinal relations between verbal working memory and reading in students from diverse linguistic backgrounds. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology. (In Press)

4. Pittman, R., Zhang, S., Binks-Cantrell, E., Hudson, A., & Joshi, R. M. (In Press). Teachers’ knowledge about language constructs related to literacy skills and student achievement in low SES schools. Dyslexia. doi:10.1002/dys.1628 (In Press)

5. Wijekumar, K., Beerwinkle, A., McKeown, D., Zhang, S., & Joshi, R. M. (In Press). The “gist” of the reading comprehension problem in grades 4 and 5. Dyslexia (In Press)

6. Xu, Z., Liu, D., & Joshi, R. M. (In Press). The influence of sensory-motor components of handwriting on Chinese character learning in second- and fourth-grade Chinese children. Journal of Educational Psychology. (In Press)

7. Joshi, R. M., & Binks-Cantrell, E. (2020). The Emperor’s New Clothes in the Preparation of Reading Teachers. In P. McCardle, D. Compton, & J. Washington (Eds.). Dyslexia: Revisiting etiology, diagnosis, treatment, and policy, (pp. 205-215) Baltimore, MD: Paul Brookes.

8. Abba, K.A., Joshi, R.M., & Ji, X.R. (2019). Analyzing writing performance of L1, L2, and Generation 1.5 community college students through Coh-Metrix. Written Language and Literacy, 22, 67-94.

9. Nakamura, P., Joshi, R. M., & Ji, X. (2019). Biliteracy spelling acquisition in Akshara and English. In R. M. Joshi & McBride, C. (Eds.). Handbook of literacy in akshara languages. (pp. 103-117). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Springer Publishers.

10. Feng, L., Hodges, T., Waxman, H. C., & Joshi, R. M (2019). Discovering the impact of teacher knowledge and mentorship on beginning teachers’ self-efficacy: A latent class analysis. Annals of Dyslexia, 69, 80–98.

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* Publication was joint-authored with students
Diss Publication was from a dissertation
ROS Publication was from a record of study

College of Education and Human Development Grants and Contracts (Current)

Efficacy trials for the Web-Based Adaptive Tutoring for EL Learners (SWELL).. (Co-I)
US Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences (Federal)
2018/07/01 - 2022/06/30
Total Funding: 3,298,201.

Promoting Improvements in Teacher Quality Through Massively Open Online Professional Development. (Co-PI)
US Department of Education (Federal)
2018/07/01 - 2021/06/30
Total Funding: 7,580,548.

Efficacy and Replication Trial of the Individualized Adaptive ITSS with 4th and 5th Grade Students in High Poverty Schools. (Co-I)
US Department of Education - Institute of Education Sciences (Federal)
2015/08/01 - 2020/07/31
Total Funding: 3,499,570.
Courses Taught
Former Doctoral Students
Regina Boulware Gooden (Spring, 2004), Ph.D.
Mary Ghong (Fall, 2006), Ph.D.
Emily Dean (Spring, 2007), Ph.D.
Lori Lynn Graham (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Ramona Pittman (Summer, 2007), Ph.D.
Emily Binks (Spring, 2008), Ph.D.
Erin Kuhl Washburn (Fall, 2009), Ph.D.
Yi-Fen Yeh (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Hui-Kai Chuang (Spring, 2010), Ph.D.
Suzanne Carreker (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Jing Zhao (Spring, 2011), Ph.D.
Barbara Conway (Summer, 2011), Ph.D.
Sookkyung Yeon (Fall, 2012), Ph.D.
Astri Yulia (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Zainab Abdulameer Ahmed Husain Allaith (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Sheldon Barr (Spring, 2013), Ph.D.
Bestern Kaani (Fall, 2014), Ph.D.
Melike Unal (Fall, 2014), Ph.D.
Han Suk Bae (Spring, 2015), Ph.D.
Katherine Anne Abba (Fall, 2015), Ph.D.
Brenda Kaye Taylor (Spring, 2016), Ph.D.
Xuejun Li (Summer, 2017), Ph.D.
Gwendolyn Mays Wilkins (Spring, 2018), Ph.D
Andrea Lynne Beerwinkle (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Luxi Feng (Summer, 2018), Ph.D.
Shuai Zhang (Summer, 2019), Ph.D.
Editorial Positions

Editorial Board Member (2015 - ). Human Technology

Editorial Board Member (2013 - ). Journal of Educational Psychology

Editorial Board Member (2006 - ). Scientific Studies of Reading

Editorial Board Member (2005 - ). Dyslexia: An international Journal

Editorial Board Member (2003 - ). Journal of Literacy Research

Editor (2003 - ). Literacy Studies: Perspectives from Cognitive Neurosciences, Linguistics, Psychology and Education

Editorial Board Member (2001 - 2003). Reading Research Quarterly

Editorial Board Member (2000 - ). Annals of Dyslexia

Editorial Board Member (1998 - ). Reading Psychology

Editorial Board Member (1994 - ). Journal of Learning Disabilities

Editorial Board Member (1993 - 1999). The Reading Teacher

Editor (1989 - ). Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal

Editor (1987 - 2004). Monograph series on Neuropsychology and Cognition

Professional Leadership/Service (International/National)

(2011). Brazos County Branch.  International Dyslexia Association

(2011). Co-coodinator.  With Dr. Helfeldt for Reading program

(2011). Visiting Research Scholar.  German Institute for International Educational Research

(2004-2005). Member, Organizing Committee.  Internaitonal Mutlingualism and Dyslexia Conference

(2004-2005). Member, Organizing Committee.  Cross-Linguistic/Cross-Cultural Communication and Studies

(2003-2005). Secretary.  International Dyslexia Association

(2001). Director.  NATO Advanced Study Institutes on Literacy/Orthography/Dyslexia

(2000-present). Board of Directors.  International Dyslexia Association

(1987). Director.  NATO Advanced Study Institutes on Literacy/Orthography/Dyslexia

(1982). Director.  NATO Advanced Study Institutes on Literacy/Orthography/Dyslexia

(1980). Director.  NATO Advanced Study Institutes on Literacy/Orthography/Dyslexia


(2017). Senior Scholar Research Award, CEHD 2017.  TAMU

(2014). Distinguished Scientific Team Award.  Society for the scientific studies of reading

(2012). Visiting Research Scholar.  German Institute for International Educational Research

(2009-11). Visiting Scholar.  Erasmus Mundus, University of Potsdam, Germany

(2001). Fellow.  International Academy of Learning Disabilities

(1989). Teacher of the Year.  Fayetteville State University

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