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Molly Ness

Molly Ness
2021–2024

Molly Ness is a former classroom teacher, a reading researcher, and a teacher educator. She holds a doctorate in reading education from the University of Virginia, and she spent 16 years as an associate professor at Fordham University. She currently serves as vice president of Academic Content for Learning Ally. With four books and numerous peer-reviewed articles, her research focuses on reading comprehension, teachers’ instructional decisions, and dyslexia. In 2019, Molly began the End Book Deserts podcast to bring attention to the issue of book access and equity. In 2022, she founded the Coalition for Literacy Equity.