Matthew Burns
  • MCRR Co-Director
  • College of Education and Human Development (CEHD)
  • Educational Psychology
  • University of Minnesota
  • Professor of educational psychology

As Co-Director of The Minnesota Center for Reading Research (MCRR), Matthew’s research focuses on improving instruction for children with varying abilities and disabilities. He explores the application of learning, and theories in assessment and instruction. Matthew is also working to change and restructure education for children with unique learning needs through measuring children’s response to intervention (RtI). He is also a co-principal investigator of Path to Reading Excellence in School Sites (PRESS), which was developed by MCRR to prepare all students to read by third grade.

Before joining the CEHD faculty at the University of Minnesota, Matthew was a member of Central Michigan University’s faculty, a school psychologist and a special education administrator. Currently, he is also editor for the School Psychology Review. Matthew holds a Ph.D. from Andrews University in Michigan.

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