Yaacov Petscher PhD

Yaacov Petscher, PhD

Co-founder, Scientific Advisor

Dr. Yaacov Petscher is a Professor of Social Work at Florida State University, an Associate Director of the Florida Center for Reading Research, and the Director the Quantitative Methodology and Innovation Division at FCRR. Yaacov’s work is focused on measurement, causal modeling, the study of individual differences in reading using complex methodologies, and the development of screening assessments and computer adaptive tests. He is the recipient of the 2011 Rebecca Sandak Young Investigator Award from the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, the 2012 Article of the Year Award from Assessment for Effective Intervention, the 2014 Dina Feitelson Research Award from the International Literacy Association, the 2014 Educational Researcher of the Year Award from the Florida Educational Research Association, and a 2017 FSU Innovator Award from Florida State University. He has co-authored nearly 200 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, and technical reports and co-edited The Fluency Construct and Applied Quantitative Analysis in Education and the Social Sciences books.

Favorite Childhood Book:

Phantom Toll Booth, by Norton Juster.

Favorite EarlyBird Character:

Alpaca – because it’s fun to say.