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Full professor and researcher at the School of Education, Associate Dean for Research. She is the co-creator of Dialect, a platform for diagnosing reading skills and Reading, and the creator of Leer+, a platform for practicing reading comprehension and vocabulary skills. Her areas of expertise include creating tools to assess aspects of reading, reading motivation, and training of reading teachers. Her publications include multicultural studies on reading motivation, research on the relationship between different components of reading, and the importance of print environment in the development of literacy skills in children.

Professional Information

International Faculty, National Paideia Center, Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.A.

Professional Information

Visiting professor, University of Texas at San Antonio (January- August 2017).

Visiting professor at Universidad de Costa Rica, San José de Costa Rica (May, 2016)

Visiting professor at Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica, San José de Costa Rica (September, 2017)

Visiting professor, Universidad de Costa Rica, San José de Costa Rica, August, 2022.

Research interests

Reading development

Reading assessment

Reading diagnosis

Reading instruction

Reading motivation

Reading interventions

Text complexity

Textbook quality

External positions

Red Por un Chile que Lee

2023 → …

Area Chair, Literacy Research Association

1 Dec 20181 Dec 2020

Visiting Professor, University of Texas at San Antonio

1 Jan 201731 Aug 2017


  • LT Textbooks
  • literacy
  • reading assessment
  • reading motivation
  • reading instruction
  • L Education (General)

Open Keywords

  • literacy
  • reading instruction
  • reading assessment
  • motivation to read


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