Dr. Marilyn Jager Adams

Dr. Marilyn Jager Adams, author of Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning about Print (MIT Press) is a Research Professor in the Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences Department at Brown University. Complementing her academic publications, she has been principal author on a number of research-validated reading resources and an advisor to several educational television initiatives, including Sesame Street (1990–1995) and Between the Lions (1995–). Ms. Adams chaired the Planning Committee and was a member of the Study Committee for the National Academy of Sciences’ report, Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children, and has served since 1992 on the Planning or Steering Committees for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading. She is currently on the English/Language Arts Development Team for the K-12 Common Core State Standards Initiative.