About Dr. Moats
Education & Bio
Positions Held
Boards & Awards
Positions Held

2002 -

President, Moats Associates Consulting, Inc. Served as a contributing writer of the Common Core State Standards for the National Governors’ Association and the Council of Chief State School Officers.

2001 - 2011 Consultant Advisor for Literacy Research and Professional Development Sopris West Educational Services, Longmont, Colorado (.6 FTE) Obtained and served as Principle Investigator of two SBIR grants from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development. Designed, wrote, and implemented Language Essentials for Teachers of Reading and Spelling, a professional development series on research-based reading instruction. Served as lead consultant on professional development to the US Department of Education’s Reading First initiative.
1997 - 2001Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Texas at Houston - Health Science Center; Project Director, NIH, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Early Interventions Project, Washington, DC (Section of R01 grant to the University of Texas).
In this role, provided invited testimony three times to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
1996 - 1997 Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Sacramento County Office of Education and Center for the Improvement of Reading Instruction
Obtained $1,000,000 grant from the state to the County Office to design, write, and implement professional development for all California teachers of reading (The Reading Lions Project).
1993 - 2004Professional Development Director, The Greenwood Institute, Putney, Vermont
An intensive summer program to train teachers in language, reading, and spelling instruction.
1984 - 1996Licensed Psychologist (Private Practice), Upper Valley Associates in Psychology, East Thetford, Vermont.
Specialized in evaluation of language, reading, spelling, writing, and related learning problems in individuals of all ages.
1992 - 1996 Adjunct Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Department of Child Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School
Responsible for conducting and participating in bimonthly seminars for psychologists and medical students in training at Dartmouth Medical School.
1992 - 1997 Senior Lecturer, St. Michael’s College, Department of Graduate Education.
Taught courses on language essentials for teachers of reading.
Spring, 1994Visiting Faculty, Dartmouth College Education Department
Taught undergraduate course on Adolescent Psychology.
1982 - 1984 Associate in Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Taught modular courses in language and learning disabilities for graduate students at HGSE.
1975 - 1985 Instructor in Special Education, Goddard College and St. Michael’s College (summer program)
1976 - 1978Educational Specialist in Neuropsychology, Tufts-New England Medical Center (Entered doctoral program at Harvard in 1977).
1975 - 1976 Consulting Teacher, Sumner Academy, Nashville, TN
1972 - 1975 Coordinator of Day Treatment, Serendipity Diagnostic and Treatment Center, Sacramento, CA
1971 - 1972 Day Curriculum Supervisor, Project Re-Ed, Nashville, TN
1970 - 1971 Resource Room Teacher, Nashville Public Schools
1966 - 1968 Neuropsychology Laboratory Technician, Tufts-New England Medical Center, Boston

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