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Elfrieda Hiebert


  • "Dr. Elfrieda “Freddy” Hiebert is President and CEO of TextProject, a nonprofit that provides open-access resources to support higher reading levels, and a research associate at the University of California, Santa Cruz.  Dr. Hiebert received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has been on the faculties of the Universities of Kentucky, Colorado-Boulder, Michigan, and California-Berkeley.  Her research addresses how fluency, vocabulary, and knowledge can be fostered through appropriate texts. Dr. Hiebert’s research has been published in numerous scholarly journals.  She has also authored or edited nine books.  Dr. Hiebert was the 2008 recipient of the William S. Gray Citation of Merit (awarded by the International Reading Association).  She is also a member of the Reading Hall of Fame, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association, and the 2013 recipient of the American Educational Research Association’s Research to Practice (Interpretive) award."  (Academia.edu)
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