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Liam Aiello

Postdoctoral Researcher, University of California - Davis



Liam Aiello is a postdoctoral scholar for the Teachers as Learners Project at UC Davis, which examines how English language arts teachers adopt more discussion based practices. The work is funded by the James S. McDonnell Foundation. Liam received his PhD in Literacy, Language, and English Education from Stanford’s Graduate School of Education. His research focuses on teacher-student interactions in ELA classrooms, particularly the affordances and challenges of orienting to readers in dialogic ways. Liam is a former fifth grade teacher, and more recently has taught education courses at Mills College and provided professional development through Stanford’s Center to Support Excellence in Teaching. He can be reached at ltaiello@ucdavis.edu.