Dr. Maryanne Wolf – Director of the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, University of California, Los Angele
Dr. Wolf has dedicated her professional career to children with learning challenges. Her research focuses on dyslexia, literacy in digital culture, and the reading brain circuit. She designed the RAVE-O reading intervention for children with dyslexia. Dr. Wolf is the author of Proust and the Squid (2007), translated into 13 languages, Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century (2016), and Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World (2018). She has been the recipient of multiple research and teaching honours, including the Fulbright Fellowship, the American Psychological Association Teaching Award, the Geschwind and Orton awards from the International Dyslexia Association, and the Einstein Prize from the Dyslexia Foundation. Dr. Wolf lectures around the world, including multiple presentations on global literacy for disenfranchised children at the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy of Sciences.