Liz Tighe, Ph.D. is an assistant professor in developmental psychology whose work focuses on the literacy needs of struggling adult readers. She has been at Georgia State for five years. She currently has several funded projects from the NIH and IES.
For example, she is studying how struggling adult readers interact with digital literacy and numeracy items on the PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies). She is also using PIAAC data on low-skilled readers both within and outside of the prison population to understand how reading components, reading behaviors and demographics influence literacy performance.
Tighe is also working on developing a battery of morphological awareness assessments that are valid to use with struggling adult readers.
The ALRC’s mission overlaps with Tighe’s goals of increasing opportunities for literacy development in adult learners. She mentors masters and doctoral students and engages them in her research, and really enjoys developing their independence and confidence in running statistical analyses. Her students are involved in all aspects-data collection, data analyses, literature reviews, brainstorming about problems to be solved and manuscript writing and presenting.
In her spare time, Tighe enjoys playing tennis, running, traveling, watching Florida State football and hanging with her cat, Anova.
Nursing Students ‘Teach Back’ to Promote Health Literacy
Staffed by medical professionals who volunteer their time, and organized by members of Snellville’s Grace Fellowship Church, Grace Village Medical Clinic is now one of the newest clinical sites for nursing students from Georgia State University’s Perimeter College. Read more about this project »
For more information, contact Iris Feinberg, associate director, at firstname.lastname@example.org