Ph.D. Cornell University
Prior to her retirement in August, 2009, Rose-Marie Weber taught courses on linguistics applied to reading, psychology of reading, reading difficulties, second language reading, language acquisition, and adult literacy. She is a member of the Program on Linguistics and Cognitive Science. Before coming to Albany she conducted research at Cornell University on beginning reading and on literacy for speakers of vernacular languages and then taught linguistics at McGill University.
She has published on various topics relating literacy to language in mind, classrooms, and social contexts, including word recognition strategies, classroom interaction, reading in a second language, issues in adult literacy, and the history of reading in America. She edited the language section of the Encyclopedia of English Studies and the Language Arts and co-edited the book Literacy Across Languages and Cultures (SUNY Press, 1994). In 2002 she was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame.
Although Dr. Weber is officially retired, she is continuing to teach occasional courses in the Reading Department.
Rose-Marie Weber teaches the following courses
ERDG 526 Language Acquisition
ERDG 656 Language and Learning to Read
ERDG 657 Reading in a Second Language
Bernardo M. Ferdman, Rose-Marie Weber, Arnulfo G. Ramirez (Editors). (1994). Literacy Across Languages and Cultures. State Univ of New York Press