Janet Spector

Associate Professor Emerita of Special Education

Shibles Hall
University of Maine
Orono, ME 04469-5766

Bio: Janet Spector is an associate professor emerita of special education at the University of Maine College of Education and Human Development. She has an M.A. in special education from University of Connecticut and a Ph.D. in educational psychology from Stanford University. Janet is a former special education teacher (K-6 in West Hartford, Conn.) and special education consultant (Eastern Maine Medical Center). Her research focuses primarily on reading difficulties, including investigations aimed at improving assessment methods for identifying at-risk students and evaluating their progress, studies of cognitive factors that place students at-risk for early reading difficulties, and evaluation of reading instructional practices in use with students with disabilities.

Ph.D., 1983, Stanford University
M.A., 1974, University of Connecticut
B.A., 1972, Trinity College

Courses taught at UMaine

  • SED 545: Intervention for Reading Difficulties
  • SED 553: Assessment in Special Education
  • EHD 690: Seminar in Prevention & Intervention Studies: Academic Learning

Sample publications