University of Portland

Anna Myers

School of Education, Assistant Professor

Anna Myers



Franz Hall 427

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Anna Moriah Myers is an assistant professor in the School of Education at the University of Portland.  Prior to coming to the University of Portland she received her PhD in Special Education from the University of Virginia in 2022.  Her previous experience includes 18 years as public-school special education teacher in Virginia, teaching and coaching in urban, suburban, and rural schools, and teaching undergraduate courses at the University of Virginia and Mary Baldwin College.  Dr. Myers is a certified dyslexia therapist through the International Dyslexia Association.  Her research and work focus on dyslexia and teacher preparation.  She is specifically interested in dyslexia interventions that use multimodal instructional strategies.  Dr. Myers is also an active presenter and has presented her work across the nation for the International Dyslexia Association, The Council for Learning Disabilities, The Council of Exceptional Children, and The Teacher Education Division of the Council for Exceptional Children.  Dr. Myers teaches courses in both the reading and special education endorsement programs at the University of Portland.  Additionally, she provides continuing education Level 1 training in the Wilson Reading System at the University of Portland.     


  • Doctor of Philosophy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
  • Master of Teaching, University of Virginia, Charlottesville
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of Virginia, Charlottesville


  • Public Research Fellow, University of Portland, 2023-2024                                                        
  • Dundon-Berchtold Fellow, University of Portland, 2023-2024
  • Butine Award, University of Portland, 2022-2023                                                                                           
  • Nancy Hall Butts Award, University of Virginia, 2021
  • Teacher and Graduate Student Research Grant, Virginia Literacy Association, 2021
  • Candace S. Bos Innovative Grant Award, Division of Learning Disabilities of the Council for Exceptional Children, 2020