Dr. Monica Glina has been awarded a Post-Doctoral Fellowship with the University of Oslo in Norway. Dr. Glina received her EdD in Pedagogy from the College of Education and Human Services at Montclair State University in 2009. She is the first doctoral graduate from the University to receive a Post-Doctoral Fellowship.
Through her fellowship, she will be working as part of the TextDIM research group at the Faculty of Education at the University of Oslo. Dr. Glina will be part of the TextDIM-Text Comprehension: Development, Instruction and Multiple Texts research group, which focuses on different aspects of literacy, such as literacy among language minority children, beginning reading skills, oral discourse as a precursor for literacy, text comprehension among postsecondary students, and reading of multiple sources. This group is working in collaboration with international partner and collaborator Dr. Catherine Snow of Harvard University. The project Dr. Glina proposed for her Post-Doctoral Fellowship extends her dissertation research on the effectiveness of dialogic pedagogy. Specifically, Dr. Glina plans to conduct a correlations study that investigates the connection between the dialogic quality of classroom talk and students’ argumentative writing. She will work together with several MSU faculty, including Dr. Reznitskaya and Dr. Gregory from the Department of Educational Foundations.