Hannah M. Dostal

Assistant Professor

Department of Curriculum & Instruction

Titles & Affiliations:

Academic Degrees:

  • Ph.D. Education, Literacy Studies
  • M.S. Education
  • B.S. Education, Human Services & Educational Interpreting


Hannah Dostal is an Assistant Professor of Reading Education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction and a Researcher in the Social Justice and Equity Research Cluster at the University of Connecticut. Hannah is a certified reading specialist and holds a PhD in Education with a concentration in literacy studies and Deafness from the University of Tennessee, where she also earned both graduate and undergraduate degrees in education (MS, BS), American Sign Language interpreting (BS), and human services (BS).

Hannah has served as a middle school teacher and a writing intervention coordinator for students in grades K-12. She also has worked with school districts and professional associations to build capacity for implementing literacy practices that support the development of reading and writing. Hannah has served as a co-PI on an Institute of Educational Sciences development grant and five state teacher quality grants. Her work has been featured at national and international conferences and in both national and internationally published books and journals.


For more information about her work as it relates to educational equality, see the Equity Cluster Hire update.

For more information about her work related to writing instruction with deaf and hard of hearing students:

Contact Information
Phone860 486 9523 or 860 553 3340 (VP)
File CV Dostal Spring2016
Mailing Address249 Glenbrook Road, Unit 3033, Storrs, CT 06269
Office LocationGentry 401A
Coursesliteracy assessment, literacy methods, children's literature