Erin K. Washburn is an Associate Professor in the Reading and Elementary Education department. She received her undergraduate degree from Baylor University and her master's and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M University. She has worked as a preschool teacher, English/language arts teacher, and reading specialist in middle and high schools in Texas. Dr. Washburn’s research interests include teacher knowledge related to teaching literacy, literacy teacher preparation and professional learning, and the efficacy of school-based literacy interventions for striving readers and writers. During her time in higher education, she has taught courses in literacy research, assessment, and intervention, teaching multilingual learners, disciplinary literacy, doctoral research methods, and has coordinated university-school partnerships. Dr. Washburn is an Associate Editor of the international journal, Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal.