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Sen Wang

Research Assistant Professor, WISE

Dr. Sen Wang is a research assistant professor at the Wheelock Institute for the Science of Education (WISE) at Boston University Wheelock College of Education & Human Development. Dr. Wang specializes in investigating the influence of environmental factors on children’s language and literacy development and exploring interventions that can enhance children’s language and literacy development. Dr. Wang’s interest lies in using technology to bolster children’s language and literacy development in content-rich reading materials.

Dr. Wang also leads resource review and development for National Center on Improving Literacy (NCIL) at BU Wheelock, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Dr. Wang also guides text creation for several projects, leveraging technology and content-rich reading materials to enhance student learning, including an IES-funded project to develop a Tier 3 reading intervention in early elementary school. Before joining Boston University, Dr. Wang worked as a research assistant at the Florida Center for Reading Research.

PhD, Reading Education and Language Arts, Florida State University

MS, Reading Education and Language Arts, Florida State University

BA, Child, Youth, and Family Studies, University of Lincoln-Nebraska

Hwang, H., Lupo, S. M., Cabell, S. Q., & Wang, S. (2020). What research says about leveraging the literacy block for learning. Reading in Virginia, 35.

Fundelius, E., Wade, T., Robbins, A., Wang, S., McConomy, M. A., & Fumero, K. (2022). Universal Design Principles for Multimodal Representation in Literacy Activities for Preschoolers. Inclusive Practices, 0(0).

Wang, S., Cabell, S. Q., Edwards, A.A., & Zucker, T. A. (2022, December). The relation between shared book reading and early language skills of linguistically diverse preschoolers in low-income families with parental self-efficacy as a moderator. Presented at the annual conference of Literacy Research Associations. Phoenix, AZ.

Wang, S., Chen, K., Campbell, M. C., & Cabell, S. Q. (2022, April). What are in the bookstores? The diversity of New York Times bestselling children’s picture books. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Virtual Conference. San Diego, CA.

Wang, S., Cabell, S. Q., Hwang, H., Hadley, E. B., Leushuis, A., & Pentimonti, J. (2021, April). The association between book genre used during shared reading and kindergarteners’ vocabulary and knowledge development. Roundtable presentation at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Virtual Conference.