Judith Scott, Ph.D.


UC Santa Cruz

Judith Scott is a Professor in the Education Department at the University of California at Santa Cruz, where her work revolves around vocabulary acquisition, vocabulary assessment and blending vocabulary instruction with effective teacher education within the context of language, literacy, and culture. She is the Director of the Vocabulary Innovations in Education (VINE) Consortium and the Faculty Director of Central California Writing Project. She has worked extensively with high-need school districts in Canada, Australia, and the U.S. to improve literacy practices, and won the 2006 John C. Manning Award from the International Reading Association for her extensive work with teachers in public schools. Dr. Scott's research has been supported by grants from the U.S. National Center for Educational Research, California State Department, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and the University of California Office of the President. Dr. Scott has published three books, her articles have been published in journals ranging from Elementary School Journal to Reading Research Quarterly, and she has produced numerous chapters including one in the third Handbook of Reading Research. She has also served as a consultant for the National Assessment of Educational Progress and technology companies, helping with educational applications and assessment.