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Doug Carnine



"Teaching well — to those who are likely to fail — is a precious gift."

- Doug Carnine




Board Member

B.S. in Psychology, University of Illinois

M.A. in Special Education, University of Oregon

Ph.D. in Educational Psychology, University of Utah                  


Douglas Carnine is a Professor of Education at the University of Oregon and is Director of the National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators.  Professor Carnine is not an author of any beginning reading instructional programs and is not an employee of any publisher.

He was a National Science Foundation Fellow in Psychology as an undergraduate at the University of Illinois, where he graduated with distinction and Phi Beta Kappa in 1969.  He completed his M.A. in Special Education at the University of Oregon in 1971, and his Ph.D. in Educational Psychology at the University of Utah in 1974.  In 1981 he received the Ersted Award for outstanding teaching at the University of Oregon.

Dr. Carnine has directed or co-directed over 20 federally funded grants, totaling over $15,000,000.  His current grants include BRIDGE with technology and the National Center to Improve the Tools of Educators or NCITE.  NCITE works with publishers on incorporating research-based practices in educational tools and with legislative, state board, business, community, and union groups to understand the importance of research-based educational tools for diverse learners.  Dr. Carnine has worked with these groups in California, Virginia, Washington, Texas, and New York.  In Texas, Dr. Carnine works with the Governor's Business Council through which he has presented at two Texas Reading Summits, the Pre-summit on Reading, the meeting on Teacher Preparation, and has consulted on several other projects. 

Dr. Carnine has over 100 scholarly publications: 

  • over 60 research articles in refereed journals
  • 40 essays
  • over 20 chapters in books
  • seven books 

He has presented at over a 100 conferences in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, the former USSR, Africa, Australia, and New Zealand.  He has served as consulting editor or editorial board member for eight journals.

Professor Carnine is an author of a developmental mathematics series, a remedial mathematics series, a U.S. history text, a computer networking system, and numerous CAI, ICAI, and videodisk programs.

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