Rose-Marie Weber, Professor Emeritus

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. Her early research at Cornell University focused on beginning reading and on literacy for speakers of vernacular languages.

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).

Dr. Weber was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame.