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Dr. Robert J. Meeker, President of SOI Systems

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With 40 years of experience being involved with the development of programmes using the SOI (Structure of Intellect, J.P Guilford) approach, Dr. Meeker is well- versed in understanding the different cognitive profiles of individuals across the lifespan.

His principal areas of specialisation include: computer programs for SOI diagnostic test analyses, LOCAN—the SOI reading program for figural learners, SOI training modules, Multi-Channel Communication—a means of instructing or training non-semantic learners – and Computer-based Classroom management to support individualized education.

Dr. Janet N. Zadina, Educational Neuroscientist

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Dr. Janet Zadina is an Educational Neuroscientist who sees brain research through the eyes of a teacher and teaching through the eyes of a researcher. After twenty years’ teaching experience at both high school and college levels she became a cognitive neuroscientist. Dr. Zadina bridges the fields of education and neuroscience through her work as a researcher, teacher, author, and international speaker.

Dr. Zadina is a CLADEA Fellow and the winner of the Society for Neuroscience Science Educator Award given to “an outstanding neuroscientist who has made a significant impact in informing the public about neuroscience.” She has given a TEDx talk and is the author of several books including:

  • Six Weeks to a Brain-Compatible Classroom – A Workbook for Educators.
  • College Reading: The Science and Strategies of Expert Readers
  • Six Weeks to Brain-Changing Learning: A Manual for Students (available 12/13)
  • Multiple Pathways to the Student Brain: Using Brain Research to Orchestrate Learning (working title – due January, 2014)

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Education:

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Tulane University Health Sciences Ctr
Ph.D. Univ. of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
Harvard Graduate School of Education: Mind, Brain, and Education Institute
Reading Specialist Certificate, Univ. of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
M.Ed., Univ. of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA
B.S., Indiana University, Bloomington, IN

Honors and Awards

TEDx Talk, Enola, PA, 2012
Society for Neuroscience Science Educator Award, 2011
Fellow, Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations
(CLADEA), 2010
Outstanding Dissertation Award for Region C, Phi Delta Kappa International, 2004
Distinguished Dissertation Award, College of Education and Human Development,
University of New Orleans, 2004 (for 2003)
Outstanding Doctoral Graduate, Dept. of Curriculum and Instruction Faculty Award,
University of New Orleans, 2004
Distinguished Finalist for the Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award, International
Reading Association (IRA), 2004
Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, University of New Orleans
Phi Delta Kappa Honor Society, University of New Orleans

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