Barbara Gunn is a Research Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. She received a Ph.D. in Special Education from the University of Oregon in 1996, and has an extensive background in early reading instruction, curriculum development, and school-based intervention research. Barbara is the first author of a language and literacy program for children at-risk for reading disabilities, Pre-Kindergarten Literacy, and a co-author of Read Well Kindergarten: Critical Foundations in Primary Reading, and Write Well Composition.
Dr. Gunn has been a principal or co-investigator on 6 Institute of Education Sciences funded projects and 3 National Institutes of Health funded projects. Her current research focuses on the prevention and remediation of reading disabilities, and the observation of teaching behaviors and their effects on student achievement.