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Molly Ness

Molly Ness
2021–2024

Molly Ness began her teaching career as a Teach For America corps member and sixth-grade teacher in Oakland, California, and is currently an associate professor at Fordham University. 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. Molly serves on the Board of Directors for the International Literacy Association and on the elementary advisory panel for Penguin Random House.