Tisha Hayes

Tisha Hayes

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, McGuffey Reading Center

Office Location

Bavaro Hall 319
PO Box 400273
417 Emmet Street S
Charlottesville, VA 22903


Tisha Hayes has taught students with reading disabilities in the primary through middle grades as a special educator and reading specialist. Now an associate professor at the University of Virginia, she teaches courses on the diagnosis of and intervention for reading difficulties as well as English/Language Arts methods for elementary educators. She works with pre-service and in-service teachers at the McGuffey Reading Center, where students across the grades receive diagnostic and intervention services. Hayes' interests have focused on the support of readers who struggle through university-based programs and partnerships. Her work has been published in Reading Research Quarterly, Literacy Research and Instruction, Communication Disorders Quarterly, Journal of Adult and Adolescent Literacy, and the Handbook of Reading Disability Research; she is co-author of Words Their Way with Struggling Readers, Grades 4-12, Vocabulary Their Way (2nd edition) and Developing Word Recognition.


Ph.D., University of Virginia, 2004
M.Ed., University of Virginia, 1998
B.A., Radford University, 1993

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