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Jack Dempsey


My passion is to better our understanding of how humans comprehend text to better inform advances in educational technologies to improve reading comprehension on a global scale. Since finishing my PhD, I work full-time as Director of Research at Cascade Reading and continue to serve as an adjunct lecturer for EPSY 401. My academic research centers around using eye-tracking and behavioral tasks to investigate the mechanisms that underly the comprehension of grammatical structures and discourse in various texts. I use advanced inferential modeling and machine learning techniques to make use of the multivariate data reading studies provide us, and I'm very keen on communciating scientific findings to a broad audience.


EPSY 401: Child Language and Education (EPSY 401) Provides an overview of current knowledge about children's acquisition of linguistic and communicative competence together with a consideration of the educational import of this developmental process.

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