Isabel Beck
University of Pittsburgh
Professor Emeritus

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Isabel Beck is professor emerita at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Beck has conducted extensive research on decoding, vocabulary, and comprehension, and has published many journal articles and several books on these topics. Dr. Beck’s work has been acknowledged by numerous awards, including the Oscar S. Causey award for outstanding research from the National Reading Conference, and the William S. Gray award for career contributions to the field from the International Reading Association. She is also the recipient of the Contributing Researcher Award from the American Federation of Teachers for "bridging the gap between research and practice,” which is Dr. Beck’s hallmark. Most recently she was elected to the National Academy of Education.

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