Carlin Conner

Carlin Conner

  • Senior Research Scientist

Office Location

617 West Main Street, 3rd Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Carlin Conner, Ph.D. is a senior research scientist at the Virginia Literacy Partnerships (VLP). At the VLP office, Conner works on several research grants related to literacy improvement, including efforts related to intervention and assessment for students at risk for reading difficulty. At VLP, Conner leads efforts to develop and pilot the new state-supported literacy screener, the Virginia Language and Literacy Screening System (VALLSS). Her research interests include literacy assessment and interventions, with a focus on supporting children who are culturally and linguistically diverse and children with disabilities. Conner has also spent time as both a special education teacher and instructional coach.


Ph.D., Southern Methodist University, 2020
M.Ed., Southern Methodist University, 2016

Curriculum Vitae


  • Special Education and Intensive Interventions 
  • Literacy Assessment
  • Differentiating Instruction and Assessment
  • Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Learners
  • Literacy Instruction and Professional Development