Edward Daly, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Educational Psychology
Edward Daly's research interest focuses on academic performance problems. Specifically, he has been working on methods for efficiently identifying potentially effective instructional methods through an individualized, but brief assessment process. He has also been doing work on specific strategies for improving reading fluency and early literacy skills like phoneme segmentation and blending. Using single-case experimental designs, Daly is interested in identifying at the individual level the basic processes (e.g., amount of modeling, practice, reinforcement, difficulty level) that govern fluent and generalized reading skills.
Daly received his doctoral degree in school psychology from Syracuse University in 1992. He worked in the public schools for five years and held faculty positions at the University of Cincinnati and Western Michigan University before coming to UNL. In 2003, he was elected to the Society for the Study of School Psychology and, in 2006, he became a fellow of Division 16 of the American Psychological Association. He served as editor of the Journal of School Psychology from 2008-13.