Associate Professor of Special Education
Michigan State University
Gary A. Troia, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor of Special Education at Michigan State University. He has a decade of experience as a special educator and school speech-language pathologist and extensive experience as a clinical/field supervisor and mentor for practitioners.
He is the editor of the book Instruction and Assessment for Struggling Writers: Evidence-Based Practices, and lead co-editor of the book Putting Writing Research into Practice: Applications for Teacher Professional Development, both published by Guilford Press. With colleagues Froma Roth and Colleen Worthington, he has authored a phonological awareness intervention program for young at-risk children called Promoting Awareness of Speech Sounds (PASS), published by Attainment Company. He has authored over 40 papers and book chapters and has given numerous presentations about his work in the areas of phonological processing, writing assessment and instruction, and teacher professional development in literacy.
IES-funded grant that examines the content of states’ writing standards and assessments, the Common Core writing and language standards and the National Assessment of Educational Progress writing assessment, the alignment of standards and assessments with each other and with research-based practices, and how content and alignment measures predict NEAP writing performance.