Dr. Joseph Torgesen is a Distinguished Research Professor of Psychology and Education, Emeritus, at Florida State University. He is also the Director Emeritus of the Florida Center for Reading Research. For over 30 years, he has been conducting research with children who have reading problems, and is the author of approximately 190 articles, book chapters, books, and tests related to reading and learning disabilities. His research interests have included reading development, reading disabilities and intervention, and assessment. He is a past member of National Board of Education Sciences, and was given the Orton Award from the International Dyslexia Association in 2006 for his contributions to the science of reading and dyslexia.