Salli Forbes, Ph.D.

Professor - Literacy Education, Director of the Reading Recovery Center of Iowa
(319) 273-6597
(319) 273-2103
Office Location: 

CBB 302


B.A., Marycrest College, Davenport, IA
M.A., The University of Iowa
Ph.D., The University of Iowa

Areas of Expertise 

Emergent Reading
Reading Difficulties
Reading Recovery

Research Interests 

Effective Elements of Professional Development for Inservice Teachers
Development of Reading Fluency in Beginning Readers
Motivation and Engagement of Students in Reading and Writing


$11,000,000.00 Gift from the Richard O. Jacobson Foundation for establishment of the Richard O. Jacobson Center for Comprehensive Literacy

$3,096,233.00 Sub-award, as a partner in the United States Department of Education Investing in Innovations Grant "Reading Recovery: Scaling Up What Works", to train 250 Reading Recovery teachers in Iowa in the next 5 years, create one new site and prepare one new Reading Recovery teacher leader.