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Jim Salzman

Executive Director, Stevens Literacy Center

Lindley Hall N263

Jim Salzman holds the B.S. in English Education from Bowling Green State University, the M.S. in Reading Education from San Diego State University and the Ph.D. in Secondary Education from the University of Akron. As the Executive Director of the Edward Stevens Literacy Center, Dr. As Executive Director of the Stevens Literacy Center, Dr. Salzman oversees the Helen M. Robinson Center for Reading that provides free tutoring to children and adults who are struggling readers and the work of the Central/Southeast Adult Basic Literacy Education (ABLE) Resource Center, whose staff provides expertise in learning disabilities and professional development support to ABLE programs state-wide. He has presented more than 50 papers at national and international conferences and published more than a dozen articles on literacy issues, as well as teacher induction and action research, for various regional and national publications, co-authored a textbook on teacher planning, co-developed two online learning modules for eRead Ohio, and authored two professional development manuals on teacher induction.


Most Recent Publications


Reynolds, S. L., Johnson, J. D., & Salzman, J. A. (2012). Screening for learning disabilities in adult basic education students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 25(2), 179-195.


Salzman, J. A., & Knicely, R. (2011), Inside the classroom, vignette I: Masson Elementary School, Lorain, Ohio. In J. Lacina & C. Silva (Eds.),Cases of successful literacy teachers (pp. 70-74 & 77-79). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.


Jarosewich, T., Vargo, L., Salzman, J., Lenhart, L., Krosnick, L., Vance, K., & Roskos, K. (2010). Say what? The quality of discussion board postings in online professional development. New Horizons in Education, 58(3), 119-134.


Newman, D., Newman, I., & Salzman, J. (2010). Comparing OLS and HLM models and the questions they answer: Potential concerns for Type VI errors. Multiple Linear Regression Viewpoints. 36(1), 1-8.


Hanna, M. B., Salzman, J. A., Reynolds, S. L., & Fergus, K. B. (2010). Engaging teachers as learners: A modeling of professional development for adult literacy providers. Adult Basic Education and Literacy Journal, 4(3), 173-177.


Salzman, J.A.(2008). Throwing out the baby with the bathwater: Federal budget cuts in Reading First not justified by Ohio's experience. Ohio Reading Teacher, 39(1), 33-41. 


Roskos, K., Brown, R., Krosnick, L., Lenhart, L., Jarosewich, T., Rosemary, C., Savery, J. R., Salzman, J., & Collins, L. (2007). Professional development in Reading First Ohio: Comparison of four methods of delivery. Journal of Research in Education, 17, 16-28. 


Salzman, J.A. (2006). Leading first: Classroom walk-through (CWT) training to help principals lead their Reading First schools. Principal Navigator, 1(4), 10-14. 


Clay, D. A., Salzman, J.A., & Newman, D. O. (2006). Communicating student progress in reading k-3: Applying value-added analyses in Reading First Ohio. Principal Navigator, 2(1), 8-11.