Beverly Trezek

Associate Professor, Tashia F. Morgridge Chair in Reading

bjtrezek@wisc.edu


415 Education Building

Trezek, Beverly

Dr. Trezek earned both her master’s (1997) and Ph.D. (2004) in Special Education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on literacy development, assessment, and instruction for beginning and struggling readers, with a particular emphasis on students who are deaf or hard of hearing. Before joining the faculty in 2019, Dr. Trezek was a Professor at DePaul University (2005-2019) and and an Assistant Visiting Professor at The Ohio State University (2004-2005). She was also a special education teacher in the Madison Metropolitan School District for more than 10 years.

Select Publications

  • Mayer, C., & Trezek, B. (2020). English literacy outcomes in sign bilingual programs: Current state of the knowledge. American Annals of the Deaf, 164(5), 560-576.
  • Trezek, B., & Mayer, C. (2019). Reading and deafness: State of the evidence and implications for research and practice. Education Sciences, 9(3), 1-14.
  • Mayer, C., & Trezek, B. (2018). Literacy outcomes in deaf students with cochlear implants: Current state of the knowledge. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 23(1), 1-16.
  • Trezek, B., (2017). Cued Speech and the development of reading in English: Examining the evidence. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 22(4), 349-364.
  • Trezek, B., & Wang, Y. (2017). Evaluating evidence-based practices in reading interventions for deaf students. In S. W. Cawthon & C. L. Garberoglio (Eds.), Research in Deaf Education: Contexts, Challenges, and Considerations (pp. 277-308). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Mayer, C., & Trezek, B. (2015). Early literacy development in deaf children. In New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
  • Trezek, B., & Mayer, C. (2015). Using an informal reading inventory to differentiate instruction: Case studies of three deaf learners. American Annals of the Deaf, 160(3), 289-302.
  • Mayer, C., & Trezek, B. (2014). Is reading different for deaf individuals? Re-examining the role of phonology. American Annals of the Deaf, 159(4), 359-371.
  • Trezek, B., & Hancock, G. R. (2013). Implementing instruction in the alphabetic principle within a sign bilingual setting. Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education, 18(3), 391-408.
  • Trezek, B., Wang, Y., & Paul, P. V. (2010). Reading and deafness: Theory, research and practice. In Clifton Park, NY: Cengage Learning.

Select Presentations

  • Mayer, C., Millett, P., Trezek, B., & Hancock, G. R. (2019, ). Literacy outcomes of deaf students with cochlear implants: Building the Evidence Base. presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Toronto, ON.
  • Mayer, C., & Trezek, B. (2019, ). Phonological awareness and reading: Lessons learned from deaf students with cochlear implants. presented at the Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.
  • Mayer, C., & Trezek, B. (2018, ). Literacy outcomes of deaf learners in sign bilingual programs: Current state of the knowledge. presented at the Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) Annual Conference, Tucson, AZ.
  • Trezek, B. (2016, ). Cued Speech and the development of reading in English: Pointing to the evidence. presented at the Cued Speech 50th Anniversary Conference, Falls Church, VA.
  • Mayer, C., & Trezek, B. (2016, ). Literacy achievement of students with cochlear implants: A review of the literature. presented at the Victorian Deaf Education Institute (VDEI) Presentation, Melbourne, Australia.
  • Trezek, B., & Wang, Y. (2016, ). Intervention research in deaf education: Evaluating evidence-based practices. presented at the Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) Annual Conference, New York, NY.
  • Mayer, C., & Trezek, B. (2016, ). Literacy achievement of deaf learners with cochlear implants. presented at the Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) Annual Conference, New York, NY.
  • Trezek, B., & Hancock, G. R. (2015, ). Exploring the impact of summer regression/recoupment on the reading and mathematics achievement of deaf learners. presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Mayer, C., & Trezek, B. (2015, ). Is reading different for deaf individuals? Re-examining the role of phonology. presented at the Association of College Educators-Deaf and Hard of Hearing (ACE-DHH) Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO.
  • Trezek, B., & Mayer, C. (2014, ). Informal reading inventories for students with disabilities: Evidence from studies of deaf and hard-of-hearing learners. presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Select Awards and Honors

  • Excellence in Research Award, DePaul University College of Education, 2017
  • Hall of Fame Inductee, Illinois State University College of Education, 2013
  • On-line Course Development, Quality Matters Star Award, 2013
  • Service Recognition Award, St. Mary’s School for the Deaf, 2012
  • Excellence in Teaching Award, DePaul University College of Education, 2012