Rebecca Givens Rolland, EdD, is a writer, speech-language pathologist, and consultant on education and parenting. Her essays have appeared in USA Today, Salon, Alternet, WBUR’s Cognoscenti, Kveller, Brain, Child Magazine, and the Huffington Post.

She currently serves as an Oral and Written Language Specialist at Children’s Hospital Boston, working as part of an interdisciplinary team. She will teach at the Harvard Graduate School of Education in the fall of 2016. Her research has appeared in journals including the Review of Educational Research, Journal of Students Placed at Risk, New Writing, and the Harvard Education Letter, where her article co-written with Dr. Richard Weissbourd was a finalist for the Education Writers Association’s National Awards for Education Reporting. She also serves as a scientific advisor for Kiko Labs.

As a winner of the Dana Award in Short Fiction, she also writes fiction and poetry, with work published in SliceKenyon Review, Gettysburg Review, American Letters & Commentary, and Cincinnati Review. Her book of poems won the May Sarton Poetry Prize and is available through Amazon.