Professor Profiles


Lesly Wade-Woolley, BA, MA, PhD

Associate Professor


Educational Psychology

About Me

At U Alberta since July 2019. Formerly at Queen's University in the Faculty of Education, and at the University of South Carolina in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders. 

Past president of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading.

Spinner, weaver, aficionado of murder mysteries. 


Research interests include:

  • Reading development and reading disorders.
  • Language bases of literacy development, with a special interest in prosody, or speech rhythm.
  • Developmental language disorder and its relationship with co-occurring reading disorders.
  • Professional development of teachers around reading and writing.
  • Science communication.