Meet the Authors of DIBELS®
Ruth A. Kaminski, Ph.D.
Ruth A. Kaminski, Ph.D., is CEO/COO and Director of Research and Development for Dynamic Measurement Group and co-author of DIBELS. Dr. Kaminski’s academic background includes degrees in Speech Pathology, Early Intervention, and School Psychology. For the past 20 years she has conducted research on assessment and preventative interventions for preschool and early elementary age children. Dr. Kaminski has extensive experience providing consultation to Head Start agencies and public schools throughout Oregon and the United States. In addition, she has over 10 years’ experience as a classroom teacher and speech/language clinician with preschool age children. In 2007, Dr. Kaminski was selected as the recipient of Pennsylvania State University's Excellence in Education Award, the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus of the College of Education.
Roland H. Good, III, Ph.D.
Roland H. Good, III, Ph.D., is President and Associate Director of Research and Development for Dynamic Measurement Group and co-author of DIBELS. Dr. Good completed his undergraduate degree in Elementary and Special Education, and he has two years’ experience as a teacher in elementary general education and special education classrooms. He earned his doctorate from Pennsylvania State University in School Psychology and served two years as a school psychologist. In recognition of his contributions to the field of education, Penn State awarded Dr. Good its Excellence in Education Award in 2005. For the past 20 years, Dr. Good has led the program of research and development culminating in the Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills (DIBELS). Dr. Good provides professional development DIBELS training to educators and administrators throughout the United States. He has also served on the editorial boards for School Psychology Review, School Psychology Quarterly, and the Journal of Special Education and has presented more than 100 papers at national conferences.