Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Elfrieda (Freddy) H. Hiebert, Ph.D., is currently Adjunct Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Professor Hiebert has worked in the field of early reading acquisition for 35 years, first as a teacher’s aide and teacher of primary-level students in central California and, subsequently, as a teacher educator and researcher at the Universities of Kentucky, Colorado-Boulder, and Michigan. Professor Hiebert has published over 100 research articles and chapters on how instructional and assessment practices influence literacy acquisition, especially among low-income children. At the present time, Dr. Hiebert is investigating the effects of texts, particularly informational texts, on the fluency and vocabulary development of students, especially English Language Learners.
Dr. Hiebert received her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1979.