Sasha R. Ramlal, Ph.D. is an assistant professor within the Department of Elementary Education and Reading at SUNY Oneonta. She received her B.S. in childhood education and M.S. in literacy education from St. John's University, and her Ph.D. in literacy studies from Hofstra University. Dr. Ramlal previously taught in New York City public schools for 10 years and has experience teaching upper and lower elementary school grades and middle school. Additionally, she served as a reading specialist at St. John's University for six years.