Suzanne Mol studied Health Sciences at Maastricht University (2001-2006) and obtained her MS.c. from following a specialization in Mental Health. As a PhD-student at Leiden University, she defended her dissertation “To Read or Not to Read” in 2010. She then became a postdoctoral research fellow at Leiden University (2011), the School of Education at the University of Michigan (academic year 2011/2012), and at the department of Educational Neuroscience at VU University Amsterdam (2012-2015). In September 2015, she became Assistant Professor in Education and Child Studies at Leiden University.
Central to Suzanne Mol’s work is her focus on the importance of reading. She examines ways to stimulate reading comprehension and reading behavior, for example by examining the role of reading motivation and the quality of the home environment. Participants of her studies mainly are students, such as secondary-school students and pre-service teachers.
2017-2022: Fellow of Leiden Teacher Academy (including €25.000 for education-innovation research)
2012-2014: National Academy of Education/Spencer Postdoctoral Fellowship Award ($55,000); Project title: Paying attention to reading resistance: A new view on students’ reading routines and learning from text
Research Gate: www.researchgate.net/profile/Suzanne_Mol/publications
Google Scholar: scholar.google.nl/citations?user=RP_7cjIAAAAJ&hl=nl
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