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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
April 21, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Dr. Iuliana Elena Baciu

Instructor, Psychology

Contact Information
Email: ibaciu@wlu.ca


Office Location: N2003 (Science Building)
Office Hours: Tuesdays 5:30-6:30pm
Academic Background

Iuliana Elena Baciu (formerly Faroga)

Contact Information

Email: ibaciu@wlu.ca

Research Interests:

Language and literacy development in second language learners; early literacy development

Publications/Conference Presentations:
Work Submitted and In Press (R = refereed)

Baciu, I., Gottardo, A., Grant, A., Pasquarella, A., & Gebotys, R. (Submitted). Training prerequisite skills for reading in 3 to 4 year old children: Is language status or socio-economic status a barrier?

Gottardo, A., Mueller, J., Baciu, I., Gu, Y., & Pauchulo A.L. Factors affecting the relative relationships between L1 and L2 phonological awareness and L2 reading. In Durgunoglu, A., &. Gerber, M.(Eds.), Challenges for language learners in language and literacy development . (Manuscript accepted with revisions ).

R: Wood, E., Lanuza, C., Baciu, I., Webb, M., McKenzie, M., Nosko, A. (Accepted with revisions). Evaluating seniors attitudes, performance and experiences with computers during and after participation in a series of computer workshops.

Refereed Publications

Gottardo, A., Collins, P., Baciu, I. E., & Gebotys, R. (2008). Differential predictors of Grade 2 word reading, listening comprehension and reading comprehension from Grade 1 variables in Spanish-speaking children. Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, 23, 11-24

Conferences: (R = refereed)

R: Baciu, I. E., & Gottardo, A. Measuring word reading in second language preschool learners: PA as a single construct or as a variety of unique psycholinguistic units? Poster presented at the 16th annual meeting of the Society for Scientific Study of Reading, Boston, MA, June 2009.

R: Baciu, I. E., & Gottardo, A. Training vocabulary and phonological

awareness in preschool at risk children: Preliminary results. Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Scientific Study of Reading, Asheville, NC, July 2008.

Courses taught

Introduction in Psychology, Seminar in Abnormal Psychology, Disabilities, Exceptional children, youth and adults

Grants
2009 Knowledge Mobilization Grant

(co-PI with Alexandra Gottardo)

Canadian Language and Literacy Research Network, London, Ontario

$2,984

2009 Development Grant

(co-PI: Lynda Silvester, Director Strong Start, Kitchener, Ontario)

Title: Development of a sustainable model to provide vocabulary and phonological awareness instruction to disadvantaged preschoolers (Get Ready for School Program)

$16,000

2008 Development Grant

(co-PI: Chris Hayhoe, Director Popocorn House Community Centre, Cambridge, Ontario)

Lyle. S. Hallman Foundation, Waterloo, Ontario

Title: Development of a sustainable model to provide vocabulary and phonological awareness instruction to disadvantaged preschoolers (Get Ready for School Program)

$21,370

2007 Short-Term Research Grant - competitive internal research grant

(co-PI with Alexandra Gottardo)

Wilfrid Laurier University

Title: Increasing vocabulary knowledge in ESL preschoolers

$3,000


Why I chose to come to Laurier: to research language and reading development of second language learners

What I hope to do in the future: become a professor to continue and to share my research