Dr. Courtney Hattan
Dr. Courtney Hattan is an assistant professor in the Science of Reading at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned her doctorate in educational psychology from the University of Maryland and her reading specialist degree from Johns Hopkins University. Hattan’s research centers on equitable and evidence-based instruction that supports students in activating and building their knowledge during reading. Specifically, her work has examined reading materials commonly used in classrooms, observed literacy instruction, and evaluated various methods for helping students recall and apply their knowledge before, during, and after reading. Her research is published in outlets such as the Review of Educational Research, Reading Research Quarterly, and the Journal of Educational Psychology. She was the 2019 recipient of the Timothy and Cynthia Shanahan Outstanding Dissertation Award and was named a Reading Hall of Fame Emerging Scholars Fellow.