Assistant Professor of Special Education and Literacy
B.S., University of BridgeportM.A., Hofstra UniversityP.D./ Ph.D., Hofstra University
Dr. Roberta Levitt is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at the C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Dr. Levitt serves as a faculty honors theses adviser, a Campus and Department committee member and a literacy consultant for grade levels K-12.
Her past experience includes time as an NYU supervisor of student teachers, a Hofstra University reading clinician, a building reading specialist for grade levels 1-5, a district literacy staff development leader for grades K-12, a classroom teacher for grade levels 1-5 and a literacy evaluator/tutor for grade levels K-12.
Dr. Levitt has her permanent New York State teaching and reading certifications. She has addressed colleagues, parents and administrators at many professional speaking engagements, including the Annual Northeastern Educational Research Association (NERA) Conference. Dr. Levitt has had her works on literacy, motivational/instructional strategies and educational policies published not only in peer- refereed journal publications but also in the newsletters of professional organizations like New York State English Council (NYSEC) and Long Island Language Arts Council (LILAC). She also has served as a NERA and a NYSEC peer reviewer. Currently, she is president of the C.W. Post Campus’ chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and an active member in numerous professional organizations.
Literacy Assessment, Remediation, Enrichment of Grade Levels K-12, Response to Intervention (RTI), Wilson Instruction, Reading and Writing Workshops, State Standards and Assessments
- Co-author, “Special Education and At-Risk Kindergarteners as Authors,” published in the Journal of the American Academy of Special Education Professionals (2010)
- Author, “Freedom and Empowerment: A Transformative Pedagogy of
Educational Reform,” published in Educational Studies (Special Issue:
Interdisciplinary Approaches to Educational Reform within a Foucaultian
- Co-author, “The Reading Habits and Literacy Attitudes of Inservice and Prospective Teachers: Results of a Questionnaire Survey,” published in the Journal of Teacher Education: The Journal of Policy, Practice, and Research in Teacher Education (2008)
- Author, “A Vision Beyond No Child Left Behind,” published in the Forum on
Public Policy: Oxford Round Table at Harris Manchester College, University of
- Member, American Educational Research Association
- Member, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development
- Member, International Dyslexia Association
- Member, International Reading Association
- Member, Long Island Language Arts Council
- Member, Nassau Reading Council
- Member, National Education Association
- Member, New York State English Council
- Member, New York State Reading Association
- Member, Northeastern Education Research Association
- Member, Phi Delta Kappa International