Robert J. Schwartz Memorial Lecture

Nadine Gaab, PhD, is a prominent researcher and international speaker on reading development. Her work focuses on developmental cognitive neuroscience, particularly in language-based learning disabilities.

Dr. Gaab will focus on learning differences in reading acquisition within a learning disability framework. She will present results from longitudinal behavioral and neuroimaging studies that characterize differences in learning to read as a complex outcome of cumulative risk and protective factors interacting within and across genetic, neurobiological, cognitive, and environmental levels from infancy to adulthood.


The annual Robert J. Schwartz Memorial Lecture was established by Ms. Gail Ross in memory of her husband, Mr. Robert J. Schwartz, a compassionate and dedicated former member of the Board of Trustees who passed away in 1997. The lecture in his memory seeks to bring experts in the field of reading and reading disabilities to the School each spring. If you are interested in receiving updates about lectures, please sign up for our mailing list here.

Past Robert J. Schwartz Memorial Lectures