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Abha Gupta





Dr. Abha Gupta, Professor

Abha Gupta is a Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, where she teaches graduate and doctoral level courses. Dr. Gupta, who has experience in teaching at an elementary school as a Title One Reading Specialist, received her doctorate degree from the University of Arizona and has taught at Old Dominion University since 1997. Previously, she received a Master's degree in Linguistics from the University of Arizona, and a Master of Philosophy in Linguistics from the University of Delhi, India. She has served as the director (1997-2005) of the Reading Center and the federally funded America Reads Program at Old Dominion University.

Dr. Gupta has numerous publications in the field of reading, literacy and language education. Some of her publications have appeared in The Reading Teacher, Reading Online, Journal of Linguistics and Education, The Reading Matrix and Reading Instruction Journal. She has co-edited a book on At-Risk Population: Socio-Linguistic and Educational Issues. Currently, she serves on the editorial review board of an international refereed journal, Researcher's World.

She has made numerous presentations at national, regional, state, and local conferences.  She has done major consultative work with Educational Testing Service (ETS). Most recently, Dr. Gupta was invited as in-resident visiting scholar at ETS, Princeton. She has been a consultant for the American Institute of Research, Washington, DC. Dr. Gupta has conducted television virtual courses, distance learning classes and online courses.

She has been the recipient of over half-a-million dollars in grants for service and research. Her most recent grant has been the Title II, No Child Left Behind grant on Teacher Quality Improvement funded by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). She was invited to serve on the National Task Force for Urban Diversity and currently serves in the National Title One Committee for International Reading Association.


Contact Information:
Phone - (757) 683-6074

Office - Education Bldg. 168-5
email - agupta@odu.edu


Contact Information

Email Abha Gupta

Office: 757.683.6074

Fax: 757.683.5862

Office Hours

By appointment




Online Resources

Reading First at ODU