Working with his teammates in the Reading Plus Research Department, Jeffrey Pascoe keeps a close
eye on program performance and assessment data. He also monitors current reading research literature
with an eye toward identifying ways in which this information can inform the company’s continual program
optimization efforts. Jeffrey started his career as an experimental psychologist and member of the research
faculty at the University of Vermont, where from 1979 to 1993 he conducted neuroscience research and
taught courses on research methods, physiological psychology, the biopsychology of learning and memory,
and other topics. On becoming a parent, Jeffrey left university life to become involved in the research and
development of special education programs for early language development, working on NIH-funded
projects in collaboration with renowned experts in child language, linguistics, and speech-language
pathology. Jeffrey joined Reading Plus in 2013, where he is now involved in several reading research
projects including an NIH-funded small business innovation research (SBIR) grant exploring ways to
increase student reading motivation and engagement. Jeffrey is also an avid reader and world traveler, and
hosts a weekly world music radio program on WRUV-FM in Burlington VT.
Some students embrace reading. These avid readers are likely to find reasons to open a book on a daily basis. They read millions of words each year, their vocabularies expand, their reading...