Associate Professor, Adolescent Literacy and Secondary Education
Nicole Pyle, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Adolescent Literacy and Secondary Education in the School of Teacher Education and Leadership at Utah State University. Her research interests include interventions for youth at-risk in secondary education, adolescent literacy, dropout prevention, college readiness, effective instructional practices, multi-tiered interventions, and inclusion. As a Principal Investigator of multiple state grants, Dr. Pyle partners with comprehensive high schools and alternative high schools to design and deliver interventions aimed to improve diverse learners' college readiness. ACT preparation, and reading of informational texts to ultimately graduate from high school prepared to access and succeed in postsecondary education. Prior to Utah State University, Dr. Pyle was the recipient of the 2009-2011 Institute of Education Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship on Reading Disabilities and Response to Intervention with Dr. Sharon Vaughn at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Pyle serves as an Institute Fellow in The Dropout Prevention Institute at The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk. She has more than 8 years of experience as a middle school and high school special education inclusion teacher in WI and CA, and over 10 years of experience conducting intervention research with secondary youth at risk of academic failure in CA, TX, and UT.