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Jessica Chan

PhD Cognitive Studies/Adjunct Faculty

Major Field

Cognitive Studies

Contact Information

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Lesly Wade-Woolley

Research Interests

  • Cognitive and linguistic processes contributing to Reading Development
  • Prosodic Awareness
  • Executive functioning and working memory
  • First and second language learners
  • Cognition and learning (Reading, Mathematics) for typically achieving and students with learning difficulties

Recent Teaching Related Activities

  • PROF 150 - Psychology of Learning and Development (2013-2014, 2012, 2011)
  • FOCI 203 - Reading K-6 (2014)
  • FOUN 469 - Psychology of Learning Difficulties (2014, 2013, 2012)

Recent Research and Service Activities

Research Assistant, Language and Literacy Research Lab, Lab Director: Professor Lesly Wade-Woolley, 2011-Present

Education Graduate Student Society (EGSS): Renewal, Tenure, and Promotions Student Representative (2014-2015), Treasurer (2013-2014), M.Ed. Faculty Board Representative (2012-2013)

Peer Career Educator, Queen's Peer Career Educations Program, Career Services, Queen's University, 2013-Present

Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education Committee Member/Team Lead (2014, 2013, 2012)

CSSE Queen's Graduate Student Representative, 2012-2013

Peer Reviewer, Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education (CCGSE), 2013

Research Assistant, Community Outreach Program under the supervision of Dr. Nancy Dalgarno, Director: Dr. Lynda Colgan, 2011-2012

Conference Presentations

Chan, J. S., & Wade-Woolley, L. (2014, July). Executive function and phonological processing in adult reading ability. Poster accepted for the annual meeting of the Society for Scientific Study of Reading, July 16 -19, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Chan, J. S., & Luhanga, U. (2014, May). Teachers as raters in the classroom: Rater Characteristics and drift in curriculum-based measurements (CBMs). Poster presented at the annual meeting of The Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE) as part of a symposium titled: The increasing complex world of measurement and assessment: Where are we now and where are we going? May 24 - 28, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.

Chan, J. S. (2014, February). Phonological processing at the suprasegmental level: Prosody in adult reading achievement. Paper presented at the 14th annual Rosa Bruno-Jofré Symposium in Education, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, February 28, Kingston, ON.

Chan, J. S., Berg, D. H., & Wade-Woolley, L. (2013, July). Exploring the cognitive underpinnings relating children’s arithmetic calculation and word recognition. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Scientific Study of Reading, July 10 -13, Hong Kong, China.

Wade-Woolley, L., Chan, J. S.,  Heggie, L., Sebok, S., & Klinger, D. A. (2013, May). The relationship between music and reading: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 2013 Campbell Collaboration Colloquium, May 21-23, Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Wade-Woolley, L., Austin, K., & Chan, J. S. (2012, July). Prosodic awareness and reading in musicians and non-musicians. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, July 11 – 14, Montréal, QC.

Chan, J. S. (2012, May). Cross-linguistic transfer of phonological and morphological processing skills in Chinese student English language learners. Paper presented at the annual Concordia University Education Graduate Symposium, Global education: Towards new frontiers, May 4, Montréal, QC.

Chan, J. S., Willoughby, J., Nesbitt-Munroe, D., & Dalgarno, N. (2012, May). Literacy training needs of early learning professionals. Poster presented at the annual Community Outreach Projects Presentation, Faculty of Education, Queen’s University, Kingston, ON.

Association Memberships

Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR), 2011-Present

Canadian Society for the Study of Education (CSSE), 2011-Present