As a university-based research center, FCRR is committed to preparing future researchers and leaders. FCRR faculty provide mentorship and training to undergraduate and graduate students across Florida State University. Through courses, research assistantships, and practice/policy apprenticeships, students become members of a large interdisciplinary intellectual community.
Reading Education and Language Arts
Rhonda Raines is a Ph.D. student in Reading Education and Language Arts, as well as a R2D2 fellow. She is also a licensed reading specialist in the state of Virginia and certified in Orton Gillingham through the Association of Orton Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. She completed her graduate studies in Reading Education at the University of Lynchburg. Rhonda’s experience includes working as a reading specialist with students at both the elementary and middle school levels, providing specialized intervention for students with dyslexia, and teaching preservice teachers methods of reading instruction. Through R2D2, she is also pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia at the University of Florida.
Communication Science and Disorders
Denisha Campbell is a Ph.D. student in the college of Communication Science and Disorders at Florida State University and a junior researcher under the Triple L (Leadership in Language & Literacy) grant. Her research interests include the impacts of non-mainstream American English on literacy in culturally and linguistically diverse populations, the school to prison pipeline and family engagement for literacy interventions.
Reading Education and Language Arts.
Monique Harris is a Ph.D. student in Reading Education and Language Arts, as well as an R2D2 fellow. She has served as a special educator for twenty years in public schools and is a licensed reading specialist. Monique is interested in equity issues around language, reading instruction, and interventions. Through R2D2, she is also pursuing the Graduate Certificate in Dyslexia at the University of Florida.
FCRR faculty create opportunities for students to disseminate research in variety of ways with diverse stakeholders, including researchers, educators, clinicians, policy makers, community leaders, families, and caregivers. Please explore our student-developed resources below.