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Jessica Trussell

Jessica Trussell — National Technical Institute for the Deaf

DR. TRUSSELL’S BELIEF THAT ALL INSTRUCTORS ARE READING TEACHERS IS THE FOUNDATION FOR HER RESEARCH AGENDA INVESTIGATING EFFECTIVE CONTENT-AREA (MATH, SCIENCE, OR SOCIAL STUDIES) READING INSTRUCTIONAL STRATEGIES. HER PH.D. IN EDUCATING STUDENTS WITH EXCEPTIONALITIES FOCUSED ON READING AND WRITING INSTRUCTION FOR DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING (DHH) LEARNERS WAS AWARDED IN 2014 BY GEORGIA STATE UNIVERSITY WHERE SHE BEGAN HER RESEARCH ON THE IMPORTANCE OF TEACHING LATIN AND GREEK AFFIXES AND ROOTS TO ENHANCE CONTENT-AREA VOCABULARY INSTRUCTION. IN 2015, DR. TRUSSELL ACCEPTED AN ASSISTANT PROFESSOR POSITION AT RIT/NTID AND JOINED THE CENTER FOR EDUCATION RESEARCH PARTNERSHIPS.

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