Laura Lang


Lecturer/Senior Outreach Specialist

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Dr. Lang is a Lecturer and Senior Outreach Specialist with the Department of Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis (ELPA) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She also works as an independent literacy consultant, with collaborations across a wide range of schools and organizations in WI and in the Chicago-area. Dr. Lang received her Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction (Literacy Studies) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2012, her M.S.Ed in Reading Instruction from National Louis University in 2000, and her B.S.Ed (Secondary English education) from Northwestern University in 1996.

Dr. Lang also serves as Past-President of the Madison Area Reading Council, a local affiliate of the Wisconsin State Reading Association and recently participated as a fellow with the Greater Madison Writing Project. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy and as reviewer for Teaching and Teacher Education. She has coauthored multiple texts for educators, most recently “Academic Vocabulary in Middle and High School: Effective Practices across the Disciplines” (2015, Guilford Press).