Department of Educational Psychology
Neag School of Education
University of Connecticut
Devin is an associate professor of Special Education in the Department of Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut (UConn). He is a research scientist for Haskins Laboratory and the Center for Behavioral Education & Research (CBER). He has a Master’s degree in Elementary Literacy from Loyola Marymount University and a Ph.D. in Special Education from Vanderbilt University.
Devin researches reading disability—including dyslexia—in elementary- and middle school-age children. He is an investigator on multiple projects to prevent and remediate reading difficulties funded by the Institute for Education Sciences, the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development, and other national and local organizations. He has published research in journals like Journal of Educational Psychology, Reading Research Quarterly, and Scientific Studies of Reading and papers for teachers in Teaching Exceptional Children and The Reading Teacher. He is on several journals' editorial boards, including the Journal of Educational Psychology, Reading Research Quarterly, and The Reading Teacher.
Devin has extensive experience as an educator, professional development provider, and curriculum developer. He has seven years of classroom experience as a teacher, literacy coach, and reading specialist. He still regularly works in schools, supporting teachers and teaching reading comprehension lessons to students. He has has worked with teachers in many schools across the U.S. and Canada.