Dr. Hessler teaches special education courses at The Ohio State University at Newark. Having been both a general educator (secondary English/language arts) and special educator (secondary intervention specialist), she provides an experienced perspective for pre-service and in-service teachers. Her research agenda has focused on improving outcomes for secondary students, and she is begun a new line that investigates strategies for teaching students of all ages who struggle with reading, especially those with dyslexia.
Areas of Expertise
Improving written expression outcomes for older struggling writers
Improving reading skills of struggling readers, particularly those with dyslexia
Improving teacher education, especially general education teachers in inclusive settings
PhD, Special Education - Applied Behavior Analysis, The Ohio State University, 2005
MA in Teaching, Secondary Education, Kent State University, 1990
BA, English, Kent State University, 1988