Michelle has over 25 years experience working in education. She has worked directly with students, educators, families, and researchers as a school psychologist, professor, and Director of the Iowa Reading Research Center, with a focus on helping students with reading difficulties.
Michelle holds a Ph.D in Education and Human Development from Vanderbilt University and has a research background in reading, assessment, and data-based decision making within RtI/MTSS. She is Associate Professor of Special Education at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She has published numerous articles, book chapters, and books on these topics and is lead author of a best selling book “The ABCs of CBM: A Practical Guide to Curriculum-Based Measurement (2nd Ed)”. Michelle is a nationally known trainer and speaker and has worked for the past 15+ years with the National Center on Progress Monitoring, National Center on Response to Intervention, and currently with the National Center on Intensive Intervention to ensure better outcomes in reading for all students.
Dr. Hosp also has extensive experience communicating via orally and in writing using various techniques from press conferences and radio interviews, to presenting nationally, to video conferencing with stakeholders and school-based personnel. Dr. Hosp is also a nationally known trainer with the National Center on Progress Monitoring and the National Center on Response to Intervention, and is currently on the technical review committee for the National Center on Intensive Intervention as a reviewer for screening assessments (3). She also teaches courses for licensure that focus on reading and writing instruction for students with reading disabilities including dyslexia. She has also published numerous articles, book chapters, and books on reading difficulties.