Jessica Hall, Ph.D., is a senior research associate at the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching (NIET). Prior to joining NIET, she was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Arizona. Jessica received grants from the National Institutes of Health for her research on learning in individuals with language disorders. She began her career as a high school English teacher in Ocala, Florida. Jessica earned her Ph.D. in communication sciences and disorders and her Master of Arts in linguistics from the University of Iowa.