Annemarie PalincsarProfessor of Education; Jean and Charles Walgreen Professor of Reading and Literacy; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor; Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, University of Michigan
Annemarie Sullivan Palincsar’s research focuses on the design of learning environments that support self-regulation in learning activity, especially for children who experience difficulty learning in school; she has studied how children use literacy in the context of guided inquiry science instruction, what types of text support children's inquiry, and what support students who are identified as atypical learners require to be successful in this instruction. She has investigated the use of a hypermedia tool (called EASE-C) to support bringing to scale knowledge and practice regarding text comprehension instruction. She has studied the role of computer-assisted instruction in enhancing children's understanding of subject-matter text and web-based text. Palincsar has served as a member of the National Academy’s Research Council on the Prevention of Reading Difficulty in Young Children, the OERI/RAND Reading Study Group, the National Research Council’s Panel on Teacher Preparation, the National Education Goals Panel, and the National Advisory Board to Children's Television Workshop. She was recently co-editor of the journal Cognition and Instruction . She completed her doctorate at the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.