Who We Are

Leadership
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Yaacov Petscher, Ph.D.

Yaacov Petscher, Associate Professor of Social Work at Florida State University, is the Director of the Quantitative Methodology and Innovative Division of FCRR. Dr. Petscher is an Associate Director at FCRR and is a Deputy Director of the National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL), where he leads the Screening and Identification Strand. He is interested in the development and application of statistical models to data in order to understand why students differ in their reading skills, as well as creative disseminations of research through technology and alternative mediums.


 Christopher Schatschneider, Ph.D.

Christopher Schatschneider, Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, is an Associate Director of the Quantitative Methodology and Innovative Division of FCRR. Dr. Schatschneider is also an Associate Director of FCRR. Dr. Schatschneider has a strong interest in research design, measurement, and statistical methodology. He is interested in educational psychology, learning disabilities, quantitative methods and research design, and reading and language comprehension.


Richard Wagner

Richard Wagner, Robert O. Lawton Distinguished Professor of Psychology at Florida State University, is an associate director of the Quantitative Methodology and Innovation Division of FCRR. Dr. Wagner is also an Associate Director of FCRR. Dr. Wagner’s research is focused on the normal acquisition of reading and dyslexia. His body of work has furthered the understanding of phonological processing in relation to learning to read and the development of reading disability. He is the principal investigator of the multidisciplinary Florida Learning Disabilities Research Center funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development.


Researchers and Postdoc Scholars
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Jamie Quinn, Ph.D.

Jamie Quinn is a Research Faculty I member in the Quantitative Methodology and Innovative Division of FCRR. Dr. Quinn is the psychometrician for the Reach Every Reader project funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Education Initiative. She is interested in multilevel modeling, longitudinal methods, meta-analysis, and methods for understanding individual differences in educational development, specifically with regards to literacy and language.


Christopher Stanley, Ph.D.

Dr. Stanley is an Associate in Research at Florida State University, and has previously been full-time Psychology faculty at institutions in North Carolina and Florida. Throughout his career, he has been involved on a variety of collaborative research projects and applied activities related broadly to human performance, including factors and outcomes in athletic, health, psychosocial, and educational domains.


Sarah O’Dell

Sarah O’Dell is the Project Coordinator for the Reach Every Reader project, funded by the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation. Sarah received an MSW in Clinical Social Work with an additional graduate certificate in Cultural Competency in Disaster Recover from Florida State University in 2007. She has since worked at the Florida Center for Reading Research in a variety of roles across projects, and most recently at the FSU College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Sciences and Social Medicine studying women’s mental health and child welfare.


 Jamie Tock

Jamie Tock is a postdoctoral research scholar in the Quantitative Methodology and Innovation Division at FCRR. Dr. Tock’s graduate work was focused on the development and analysis of measures in education and their relation to improvements in grade performance. Currently, he is working on projects related to the understanding of the structure of morphological awareness and other reading constructs with the use of novel analytic techniques.


Administrative Staff
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Jaime Elliott

Jaime Elliott

Associate in Research
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Jaime Elliott is the Project Coordinator for Project Wordy and the Variable Vowel Collaborative project as well as Lab Manager for the Compton and Steacy Labs. Jaime is also the Principal Investigator for the FCRR Help Desk that currently provides support to the Florida state-wide Voluntary Prekindergarten assessments. Jaime received a BA in Business Administration Flagler College in 2010. He has worked at the Florida Center for Reading Research since 2004 in a variety of roles across projects.


Graduate Students
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 Jungyeong Heo

Counseling Psychology and School Psychology Combined Ph.D. Program