Joe Magliano will join the College of Education & Human Development faculty as part of Georgia State University’s Second Century Initiative (2CI), a program focused on expanding the university’s priority research areas.
“Dr. Magliano is a nationally-recognized scholar in adult literacy and his particular interest in working with two-year college students who need additional literacy support will allow us to collaborate with Perimeter College on adult literacy research,” said Paul Alberto, CEHD dean.
Magliano conducts research on a range of interdisciplinary topics related to text and film comprehension, computer-based assessments of comprehension processes and intelligent tutoring systems. He is currently the principal investigator on a U.S. Department of Education grant entitled, “Exploring the OnPAR Model in a Developmental Educational Context,” which targets the high percentage of students who are underprepared to meet the literacy demands of their first college experiences. He is on the editorial advisory boards for Discourse Processes and the Journal of Educational Psychology and serves as associate editor of Memory and Cognition.
As part of the CEHD faculty, Magliano will work with the federally-funded Center for the Study of Adult Literacy, the college’s Adult Literacy Research Center and other units at Georgia State to further the university’s research on adult literacy.
Before coming to Georgia State, Magliano served as professor in the Department of Psychology and director of the Center of the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy at Northern Illinois University. He earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Dayton in 1987 and his master’s and doctorate degrees in cognitive psychology from the University of Memphis in 1990 and 1992, respectively.