Dr. Elizabeth Hadley
Elizabeth Burke Hadley, Ph.D.
Elizabeth Burke Hadley received her Ph.D. in Teaching, Learning, and Diversity from Vanderbilt University. Dr. Hadley’s research focuses on supporting oral language development in preschool classrooms, particularly through building rich vocabulary knowledge. She is interested in understanding the relationship between preschool oral language skills and later reading comprehension, as well as working with preschool teachers to foster academic vocabulary growth in children from under-served communities. Current projects include examining the impact of responsive teaching strategies on vocabulary learning, the role of play in language learning, and designing assessments to capture depth of vocabulary knowledge.