Devery Mock Ward is an associate professor of reading education at Appalachian State University and the associate director the Anderson Reading Clinic. She earned her Ph.D. in special education from the University of Virginia and her M.A. in reading education from Appalachian State University. Dr. Ward has also earned Orton-Gillingham Language Therapy Certification. Her areas of interested include the instruction of students with dyslexia and the effective training of their teachers. She has worked as a tutor for over twenty years and continues to learn from all of her students.