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Rebecca Rich, Ed.D.

Director of Literacy Programs
Professor of Education

B.S., Syracuse University
M.A. Teachers College, Columbia University
M.Ed. Teachers College, Columbia University
Ed.D. Teachers College, Columbia University

Rebecca Rich is director of literacy programs and professor of education at Long Island University, Hudson. She has published numerous articles on literacy and on learning disabilities, developed curriculum materials for the teaching of reading, and authored two books  Facing Learning Disabilities in the Adult Years published by Oxford University Press and Teaching Students with Learning Problems in Inclusive Classrooms published by Merrill Prentice Hall .  She has lectured at local, regional, and national conferences and has run workshops for school districts and community organizations. Prior to becoming a member of a college faculty, Dr. Rich worked as a general education teacher, a reading specialist, a resource room teacher, an educational evaluator, a learning disabilities consultant, and a clinician in private practice. .She also developed, and then directed, a   support program for college students with learning disabilities.  She holds a doctoral degree in special education from Teacher’s College, Columbia University and a master’s degree in reading and in special education.


Co-author, “Teaching Students with Learning Problems in the Inclusive Classroom”. 
Co-authorFacing Learning Disabilities in the Adult Years.” 
Co-author, Evolution of a portfolio. Published in  The Language and Literacy Spectrum.
Co-author, Teaching writing to college students with learning disabilities. Published in  Intervention in School and Clinic.
Co-author, Collaborative questioning. Published in  LD Forum
Co-author,  Using portfolios in teacher education programs. Published in Language and Literacy Spectrum,
Co-author, Integrating content and strategy instruction. Published in Intervention in School and Clinic.
Co-author, Serving college students with learning disabilities.  A model of one program Published in LD Forum
Co-author ,Using pictures to assist in comprehension and recall. Published in Intervention in School and Clinic,
Co-author,Collaborating for autonomy: Inducing strategic behaviors in students with learning disabilities.  Published in Journal of Psychological and Educational Collaboration,
Co-author, Teaching text comprehension strategies to adult poor readers. Published in Reading and Writing: Interdisciplinary Journal


Council for Exceptional Children, Chapter 615, Recognition Award for Exemplary Service
Manhattanville College Alumni Association 1996 Distinguished Faculty Award
Independent College Fund of New York Faculty Excellence Award
Kappa Delta Pi, National Education Honorary

Professional Affiiations

Executive Committee, (former president)Council for Exceptional Children, Chapter 615
Member, International Dyslexia Society
Member, International Reading Association