Panayiota (Pani) Kendeou

Educational Psychology
College of Education and Human Development
Twin Cities

Award Year
University Award
Distinguished McKnight University Professors
Research Title
Advancing the science of reading and transforming educational practice

Section A, Location 14

Panayiota Kendeou’s cutting-edge research on the cognitive processes of reading comprehension advances our understanding of reading and transforms reading instruction in K-12 schools. Through methodologically rigorous research, Kendeou develops models that explain how students learn to read and read to learn, and uses these models to design innovative, educational technologies that are used at scale. The significance of her approach is in the integration of scientific advancements and technological innovations that improve reading and learning.