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Sophie L. Dennis

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Associate Professor

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Sophie Lampard Dennis is an Associate Professor of Education who teaches freshman seminar classes, elective classes with health and wellness themes, a study abroad course, and she is a Wilson Language Method-certified reading instructor specializing in reading, writing and fluency for students with dyslexia and other language-based LDs, and students for whom English is a second language. She has conducted original research and has presented her work regionally, nationally and internationally on issues related to at-risk students in higher education. She has trained staff at universities who work with students with barriers to learning, conducted trainings for professionals in the field, and her publications include journals, newsletters and blogs. She reviewed a 2018 Study Skills book for the publisher Goodheart-Willcox. Sophie served on Landmark College’s Wellness Committee for ten years, a group which is dedicated to ensuring a physically and emotionally healthy campus culture.


M.Ed. Antioch New England Graduate School, Antioch University

B.A., Liberal Studies, Marlboro College



Wilson Certified Reading Specialist; Wilson Dyslexia Practitioner.

Wilson “Just Words” Certified.



Recipient of the Special Recognition Award for 2014: Outstanding Educator
Presented by the College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA)
March, 2014


For a complete listing, please visit Sophie’s LinkedIn page.

There’s no ADHD on a Boat
ADDitude Magazine
August, 2017

Increase Student Motivation with More Choices
The New England Journal of Higher Education
February, 2017

The Demise of the Faculty Lounge
The New England Journal of Higher Education
July, 2016

Ah-Ha Moments- When Cooperative Learning in the Classroom Works
Magna Publications, Faculty Focus
October, 2015

How do we get them to do the Homework? Notes from the Classroom.
The New England Journal of Higher Education
May, 2015

Assessing and Addressing Student Barriers; Implications for Today’s College Classroom
Co-authored with Dorothy A. Osterholt
About Campus (Vol. 18, Issue 6). Feb. 2014

A Way to Promote Student Motivation
The Providence Journal’s This New England Blog
March, 2013

Holistic Support that Promotes Student Learning
Co-authored with Dorothy A. Osterholt
The New England Journal of Higher Education
September, 2011


Landmark College Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT): Winter Institute for Educators. 2019.

College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA). 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2018
- Northeast Chapter Annual Conference
​- College Reading and Learning Associaton Annual National Conference

Learning Disabilities Association of America’s (LDA) Annual International Conference. 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018

Pacific Rim International Conference on Disability and Diversity. Honolulu, Hawaii. 2017

U-Conn’s NEAG School of Education’s Annual Postsecondary Disability Training Institute.  2017

Landmark College’s Institute for Research and Training (LCIRT) Summer Institute. 2014, 2015

New England Faculty Development Consortium (NEFDC) Annual Conference. 2015

The Teaching Professor Annual Conference. 2014

Learning Assistance Association of New England (LAANE) Annual Conference. 2013

National College Learning Center Association Annual Conference (NCLCA). 2012

International Conference on the First Year Experience (FYE). Vancouver, British Columbia. 2012

The University of Pennsylvania’s Annual Disabilities Symposium. 2011, 2012

SUNY Plattsburgh Annual Conference on Teaching and Learning. 2012

Teaching Academic Survival Strategies (TASS) Annual Conference. 2010, 2011

National College Learning Center Association (NCLCA) Annual Conference. 2010


Trainings and Workshops

Quinisigamond Community College’s Center for Academic Excellence Workshop Series, Invited Keynote Speaker. 2019

Hofstra University’s Division of Student Affairs Retreat. Three-hour Training. 2019

The National Conference on Students in Transition. Four-hour Training. 2016

Annual Institut des Troubles d’apprentissage (Institute of Learning Disabilities) Annual Conference. Montreal, Quebec. Three Hour Workshop. 2016.

National Conference on Students in Transition; National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience (FYE). Four Hour Workshop. 2016.

University of Pennsylvania’s Weingarten Learning Resources Center Staff Training. Three Hour training. 2012

College Reading and Learning Association (CRLA) Annual National Conference. Three Hour Workshop. 2012

Academic Interests

Barriers to Student Success

Collaborative Learning in the Classroom

Mind/Body Health

Current Research in the Field of Dyslexia and Reading Instruction

Development of student resiliency through travel

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