Wes A. Hoover
Wesley A. Hoover has served as SEDL's President and CEO since 1996. In this role, Dr. Hoover is responsible to the Board of Directors for the overall management and operation of SEDL.
President and CEO
You may contact Wes A. Hoover at 512-391-6521
Prior to being named president, Dr. Hoover was a senior vice-president of the lab, leading the Eisenhower Southwest Consortium for the Improvement of Mathematics and Science Teaching (SCIMAST) and the Office of Institutional Assessment and Evaluation (OIAE). He joined SEDL in 1980 as a programmer/analyst in the Division of Bilingual and International Education, working on research in bilingual reading acquisition.
Dr. Hoover has published numerous articles and presented papers at regional, national, and international conferences based on his research in early reading, bilingual reading, and language acquisition. Throughout his career, he has held administrative and advisory positions with a variety of research and service organizations, including the American Educational Research Association, the ERIC Clearinghouse on Rural Education and Small Schools, the Eisenhower National Clearinghouse for Science and Mathematics Education, and the National Center for Community Education.Education
Dr. Hoover holds a BA in psychology from Trinity University (San Antonio, Texas) and a PhD in human experimental psychology (with a specialization in reading and psycholinguistics) from the University of Texas at Austin. SEDL Publications
- The Practice Implications of Constructivism , SEDL Letter, Volume IX, Number 3 (1996)
- Street, M., & Hoover, W. (2003). Compass, flashlight, and a helping hand. JSD, the Journal of the National Staff Development Council, 1, 44–47.
- Gough, P., Hoover, W., & Peterson, C. (1996). Some observations on a simple view of reading. In C. Cornoldi & J. Oakhill (Eds.), Reading comprehension difficulties: Processes and intervention. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Christensen, M., Clark, G., Eilber, C., Ferrance, E., Geppert, W., Hoover, W., . . . & Schmidt, K. (1996). State mathematics and science curriculum framework development and implementation: A case study synthesis paper. Austin, TX: SEDL.
- Buttram, J., Rood, M., Hoover, W., Natkin, J., & Quinn, B. (1994). Meta-analysis of Regional Educational Laboratory multi-level dissemination studies. Philadelphia: Research for Better Schools.
- Hoover, W., & Tunmer, W. (1993). The components of reading. In G. Thompson, W. Tunmer, & T. Nicholson (Eds.), Reading acquisition processes. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters.
- Tunmer, W., & Hoover, W. (1993). Components of variance models of language-related factors in reading disability: A conceptual overview. In R. Joshi & C. Leong (Eds.), Reading disabilities: Diagnosis and component processes. Boston: Kluwer.
- Tunmer, W., & Hoover, W. (1993). Language-related factors as sources of individual differences in the development of word recognition skills. In G. Thompson, W. Tunmer, & T. Nicholson (Eds.), Reading acquisition processes. Clevedon, England: Multilingual Matters.
- Tunmer, W., & Hoover, W. (1993). Phonological recoding skill and beginning reading. Reading and Writing, 5, 161–179.
- Tunmer, W., & Hoover, W. (1992). Cognitive and linguistic factors in learning to read. In P. Gough, L. Ehri, & R. Treiman (Eds.), Reading acquisition. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
- Hoover, W., & Boethel, M. (1991). Staff development in the Southwest’s rural, small schools. Rural Educator, 12, 9–13.
- Hoover, W., & Gough, P. (1990). The simple view of reading. Reading and Writing, 2, 127–160.
- Hoover, W., Dyle-Palmer, C., & Robison, R. (2008, July). Leadership for sustainability. Panel presentation at the National Parental Information and Resource Centers Conference, Baltimore, MD.
- Hoover, W. (2008, February). Resilience in learning to read. Paper presented at the Annual Cross-Thinking Symposium, School of Architecture, the University of Texas at Austin.
- Hoover, W., Goldberg, P., & Borrello, V. (2007, July). A view from the top: CO management strategies for building capacity. Panel presentation at the National Parental Information and Resource Centers Conference, Baltimore, MD.
- Hoover, W. (2007, January). History and background of education in US federal legislation. Paper presented at the SAGE Winter 2007 Speaker Series, the University of Texas at Austin.
- Hoover, W. (2006, July). The simple view of reading: An overview and implications for instruction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, Vancouver, British Columbia.
- Hoover, W. (2004, March). Testimony on behalf of the National Education Knowledge Industry Association before the Appropriations Subcommittee, U.S. House of Representatives, regarding the 2004 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education bill. Washington, DC.
- Rotherham, A., Hoover, W., Jennings, J., Lagemann, E., Towne, L., & Whitehurst, G. (2004, March). From policy to practice: A two-year report card on evidence-based education. Panel presentation at the public policy forum on scientific evidence in education presented by the National Academies/Center for Education, National Education Knowledge Industry Association, and Progressive Policy Institute, Washington, DC.
- Hoover, W. (2003, March). The role of scientific research in education. Paper presented at the forum on high-stakes publishing presented by the Association of Educational Publishers, Austin, TX.
- Peterson, C., Caverly, D., Cusenbary, S., Hoover, W., Mandeville, T., Nicholson, S., & O’Neil, S. (2000, November). When they still can’t read: A framework for looking at struggling secondary readers. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Reading Conference, Scottsdale, AZ.