LEAD AUTHOR: Louisa C. Moats
Lead author Louisa C. Moats, Ed.D., is a nationally recognized authority on literacy education and is widely acclaimed as a researcher, speaker, consultant, and trainer. Dr. Moats received her doctorate in reading and human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and has served as an adjunct professor of psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. She has also been a teacher, school psychologist, and licensed psychologist in private practice.
In addition to LETRS®, Dr. Moats is known for her many publications on reading instruction, the professional development of teachers, and the relationship between language, reading, and spelling. Dr. Moats is also the author of LANGUAGE! Live, a comprehensive ELA curriculum that combines multimedia online resources, progress-monitoring technology, and age-appropriate, teacher-led instruction to motivate and support struggling adolescents. LANGUAGE!® Live supports students in building foundational skills and reaching the rigorous expectations of today's standards.