Ph.D., University of Maryland
Gary A. Troia is an associate professor of Special Education at Michigan State University. Prior to receiving his doctorate from the University of Maryland in 2000, he worked 10 years in the public schools as a special educator and speech-language pathologist, and 6 years as a university clinical supervisor. Troia is co-editor of the journal Topics in Language Disorders and serves on the editorial boards of several top special education journals. He is the editor of the book Instruction and Assessment for Struggling Writers: Evidence-Based Practices, and lead co-editor of Putting Writing Research into Practice: Applications for Teacher Professional Development, both published by Guilford Press. With colleagues Froma Roth and Colleen Worthington, he developed a phonological awareness intervention program for young at-risk children called Promoting Awareness of Speech Sounds (PASS), published by Attainment Company. With fellow researchers Lori Skibbe and Ryan Bowles, he has developed an online phonological awareness assessment for young children with complex communication needs called ATLAS-PA. Troia has authored over 50 research papers, book chapters, and white papers and has given numerous presentations about his work in the areas of phonological processing and awareness, writing assessment and instruction, and teacher professional development in literacy. He has been awarded over $5 million in intramural and extramural grants and contracts.