Frank Manis

Frank ManisFrank Manis is a professor of psychology who has been involved in research and teaching at USC since 1981. His studies focus on the cognitive, psycholinguistic and neurobiological bases of reading, learnng disabilities and the development of literacy in a second langage. Recent projects focusing on dyslexia, include an investigation of brain activity and the occipito-temporal junction (or visual word form area) in dyslexic and non dyslexic adults. He currently holds an appointment as a Faculty Fellow at the USC Center for Excellence in Teaching and has received a USC Innovative Teaching Award for the development of his Virtual Child Program.