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Lab Director, Dr. Anthony D. Koutsoftas

profPhoto1_SHU20111-300x214Dr. Anthony D. Koutsoftas is the director of the Reading, Oral Language, and Writing Lab (ROW-Lab) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology at Seton Hall University. He earned his Bachelors degree from New York University, his Masters from Teachers College, Columbia University, and his PhD in Speech and Hearing Sciences at Arizona State University. He worked for five years as a school-based SLP for the NYC Department of Education.  His research interests include reading, writing, and oral language development in typical and atypical populations, as well as the relationships between these skills. He is a big fan of chocolate chip cookies and always tries to match his attire and his PowerPoint presentation. He has published in peer reviewed journals including: Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, Reading and Writing: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, International Journal of Language and Communication Disorders, Educational Research, Perspectives in School-Based Issues, and The Elementary School Journal . He has presented at conferences including the American Speech Language Hearing Association, the Symposium on Research in Child Language Disorders, and the Society for Scientific Studies in Reading.
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Stefanie Joffe, Project Coordinator

Stefanie Joffe is the Project WILLD Coordinator, a development and innovation study of a writing intervention for children with language-based learning disabilities. She earned her Bachelors Degree from Syracuse University, her Masters in Education from Rutgers University, and her Masters in Speech and Language Pathology from Seton Hall University. She worked for three years as a school-based speech-language pathologist for the Union City Board of Education in New Jersey. After having her first child, she worked for three years providing Early Intervention Services for children birth to 3 years of age. Most recently, she worked for a private practice. She has three sons.

Kathleen Mahon, Research Assistant

Kathleen Mahon is a research assistant for Project WILLD, a development and innovation study evaluating a writing intervention for children with language-based learning disabilities. She is earning her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary and Special Education with a concentration in speech language pathology from Seton Hall University. She is currently a senior in this 6-year program.