Dr. Skibbe


Lori Skibbe, Ph.D.

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Professor and Associate Chair

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  • NICHD Training Grant Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan
  • Ph.D. Risk & Prevention in Education Sciences, University of Virginia
  • M.A. Developmental Psychology, University of Virginia; M.A. Social Sciences, University of Chicago
  • B.A. Psychology, College of New Jersey

Areas of Interest

  • Literacy and Language Development
  • Self-regulation
  • Early Education
  • Assessment

Accepting Applications for Graduate Students for the 2024-2025 Academic Year

Dr. Lori Skibbe’s research focuses on how children develop early language and literacy skills and to assess these skills more effectively for children with and without disabilities. Dr. Skibbe is the principal investigator on a grant from the U.S. Department of Education to develop a new assessment of early literacy skills for children with disabilities that affect the production of speech. This includes children with autism, cerebral palsy, and language impairment. Dr. Skibbe also studies young children’s self-regulation and how it helps children learn to read. Dr. Skibbe is on the editorial boards of Reading Research Quarterly and Early Education & Development. She regularly teaches courses on child development and assessment.