Scientific Advisory Board

David Dickinson, Ph.D.David Dickinson, Ph.D., is professor and interim Chair of the Department of Teaching and Learning at Vanderbilt University's Peabody School of Education.  Professor Dickinson is interested in the home and classroom factors that support children's acquisition of language and literacy abilities. His work addresses both basic questions about the role of language in literacy and in practical questions about strategies for improving the literacy-learning opportunities of children. 

Professor Dickinson's applied interests include efforts to identify strategies that result in enhanced learning and in work developing techniques and systems for delivering materials and professional development to teachers that are effective and cost effective.