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Mary-Claire Ball

PhD student, Developmental Psychology and Education, University of Toronto

Mary-Claire Ball is a third year PhD student in the Developmental Psychology and Education program at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. She holds an MA in linguistics and cognitive science from the University of Delaware and a BS in diplomacy and international relations from Seton Hall University.

Mary is interested in children’s literacy development in multilingual contexts, where children are learning to read in a language they may not speak at home. Her current doctoral research explores how disruptions in children’s schooling may affect their second language and literacy development.


  • –present
    PhD candidate, Developmental Psychology and Education , University of Toronto