Georgia State University
Julie A. Washington, Ph.D. is a Professor in the College of Education, Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education at Georgia State University, Program in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
In addition, Washington is affiliate faculty in the Research on the Challenges of Acquiring Language and Literacy initiative and the Urban Child Study Center at Georgia State University. Her research focuses on understanding the relationship between cultural dialect use of African American children and its relationship to language assessment, literacy attainment, and academic performance of children growing up in poverty. Dr. Washington has a school-based research program focused on urban, low income elementary school-aged children and their families, from both typical and atypical language backgrounds who are at high risk for academic failure. This work is currently supported by the National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Child Health and Human Development.