Gary A. Troia, PhD, CCC-SLP, was a faculty member at the University of Washington in Seattle before taking his current position at Michigan State University. Prior to receiving his doctorate from the University of Maryland in 2000, he worked for 10 years in the public schools as a special educator and speech-language pathologist, and for six years as a university clinical supervisor.
Troia is the editor of the book Instruction and Assessment for Struggling Writers: Evidence-Based Practices, and lead co-editor of Putting Writing Research Into Practice: Applications for Teacher Professional Development. With colleagues Froma Roth and Colleen Worthington, he developed a phonological awareness intervention program for young at-risk children, called Promoting Awareness of Speech Sounds (PASS). Troia has authored more than 50 research papers, book chapters, and white papers. He has given numerous presentations about his work in the areas of phonological processing and awareness, writing assessment and instruction, and teacher professional development in literacy.