Rebecca Givens Rolland is a speech-language pathologist, lecturer, and award-winning writer, whose work focuses on communicating research in a way that positively impacts society. The author of a forthcoming nonfiction book from HarperOne (HarperCollins), she serves on the faculty of the Harvard Graduate School of Education and consults as a clinician at Children’s Hospital Boston. She has written on parenting culture and early education for outlets including USA Today; Salon; WBUR’s Cognoscenti; Brain, Child, Magazine; Kveller; Harvard Education Letter; EdSurge; and Education Week. She also teaches on the core faculty and serves as a module director on the Harvard Medical School’s Effective Writing for Health Care program.
Her work includes frequent lectures and consulting with parent groups, schools, and organizations focused on child and adult development, with an emphasis on language and literacy. She also serves on the board at Abound, a literacy-focused parenting app. Rebecca is a graduate of Yale, the MGH Institute of Health Professions, and Harvard, where she received her doctorate. Creatively, she writes across genres; she is the author of three poetry collections, including the winner of the first May Sarton New Hampshire Book Prize, as well as numerous short stories and works of creative nonfiction.
She teaches and consults with creative writers through Grub Street, a creative writing center in Boston, where she lives with her family.