Dr.  Rosalind Horowitz

Professor
Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching



     

Biography


Biography

Rosalind Horowitz is a professor of Discourse and Literacy Studies in the Reading and Literacy Program of the Department of Interdisciplinary Learning and Teaching of the College of Education and Human Development with a joint appointment in the Department of Educational Psychology.  Dr. Horowitz earned her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. at The University of Minnesota—Twin Cities Campus with graduate work at Harvard University and the Hebrew University—Jerusalem.  She has been a Visiting Scholar at The University of Toronto, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) and in Russia and the Ukraine.

Dr. Horowitz is Chair of the American Educational Research Association, Special Interest Group (SIG) on Research in Reading and Literacy, has been a member of several Divisions of AERA, has served as a member of the Executive Council overseeing 140 SIG’s of AERA. Dr. Horowitz’ research investigates the centrality of oral discourse in the development of reading and writing processes; and thinking. She has incorporated her study of oracy and literacy relationships in her teaching and service to schools. Dr. Horowitz’ research examines how speech (talk and auditory processing) influences written language and writing, the consequences of literacy on identity, how classroom discourse influences reading and thinking, how rhetorical structures influence writing and reading.  She has published in and/or has served on the Editorial Boards of the Reading Research Quarterly, Text, Written Communication, Discourse Processes, the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy and Writing & Pedagogy.  She has co-edited or edited three volumes.  Comprehending oral and written language (Academic Press/ Emerald Publishers, UK), Talking Texts:  How speech and writing interact in school learning (Routledge/Taylor & Francis) and The Achievement Gap in Reading: Complex causes, persistent issues, possible solutions (Routledge/Taylor & Francis). Dr. Horowitz has received numerous research and teaching awards including selection as the First UTSA Spencer Fellow (one of five) of The National Academy of Education; awards from the National Council of Teachers of English and the International Reading Association. At UTSA, she received awards for undergraduate and graduate teaching from the Honors Alliance and The Amber Award from the University Ambassadors, in 2014 and 2015 respectively. Dr. Horowitz was one of three international speakers to deliver an address as part of the University of North Texas, Meadows Chair of Educational Excellence. Dr. Horowitz has presented her research across the globe in Japan, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Turkey, Spain, Mexico, Israel, Hungary, Malta, Canada, Australia, Argentina, and the United Kingdom.