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About Margaret C. Grigorenko, Ph.D.

Dr. Grigorenko specializes in reading and literacy as well as special education. She has taught in public, Christian, and international elementary, middle, and high schools in Colorado, Oregon, Nepal, Indiana, and Ohio. Her research focuses on social and language factors that may constrain students’ reading progress. She came to Cedarville in 2006 and retired in 2020.


Present Professor of Education, Cedarville University School of Education

Research Interests

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Professional Service and Affiliations

Member, International Reading Association
Member, Literacy Research Association
Member, National Council of Teachers of English
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Honors and Awards

  • Pi Lambda Theta International Honor Society
  • Phi Kappa Phi International Honor Society
  • Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education - 2011
  • International Reading Association Distinguished Finalist for Outstanding Dissertation Award - 2011
  • Deans Service Award, Cedarville University - 2015


  • Advanced Study in Developmental Reading
  • Diagnostic and Remedial Reading: Early Childhood
  • Intervention and Diagnosis in Reading: Special Education
  • Reading in the Content Area: Middle Childhood
  • Developmental Reading: Adult and Young Adult
  • Language Development for Special Educators
  • Behavioral and Instructional management: Special Education
  • Young Children with Special Needs
  • Special Education Law
  • Reading in the Content Area: Multi-age
  • Assessment in Special Education


B.S., Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
M.Ed., Cedarville University

Contact Information

School of Education
Cedarville University
Williams 114


Dissertation (1)

Masters Thesis (1)

Book Chapters (2)

Journal Articles (2)

White Papers (2)

Conference Presentations of Refereed Proceedings (1)

Conference Presentations of Refereed Papers (20)