Lyn Robertson is an emerita professor of the Department of Education. She began her career teaching English in grades 7, 10, 11, and 12. Upon discovering students achieving at low levels in reading and writing, she turned her attention to the study of literacy, with particular focus on linguistic, cognitive, social, and political frameworks and has taught reading and about reading to people from preschool to adulthood. Her dissertation focused on the role of metaphor in comprehension processes. Robertson became interested in the dilemma of low literacy levels in individuals with hearing loss when her daughter was diagnosed with a severe-to-profound hearing impairment and began to research the effects of an auditory-verbal/listening and spoken language approach for young children with hearing loss. She has written Literacy Learning for Children Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing (Alexander Graham Bell, 2000), and Literacy and Deafness (Plural, 2009; 2013, 2nd edition) and articles about listening and reading. She taught in the A.G. Bell First Years program and currently teaches in the University of Southern Mississippi graduate program for listening and spoken language specialists. She is past president of the Alexander Graham Bell Association Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. In her career at Denison, Robertson also taught critical pedagogy, educational psychology, the senior seminar, and special topics courses, and she supervised student teachers. During her last three years at Denison, she served as director of the Alford Center for Service Learning. Robertson holds a B.A. in English from Denison University, an M.A. in Reading and Language from Northwestern University, and a Ph.D. in Reading from The Ohio State University.
B.A., Denison University; M.A., Northwestern University; Ph.D., The Ohio State University