Ruth A. Kaminski, Ph.D. is CEO/COO Director of Research and Development for Dynamic Measurement Group and co- author of DIBELS. Dr. Kaminski is Director of Research and Development for Dynamic Measurement Group and co-author of DIBELS. Dr. Kaminski's academic background includes degrees in Speech Pathology, Early Intervention, and School Psychology. For the past 20 years she has conducted research on assessment and preventative interventions for preschool and early elementary age children. Dr. Kaminski has extensive experience providing consultation to Head Start agencies and public schools throughout Oregon and the United States. In addition, she has over 10 years' experience as a classroom teacher and speech/language clinician with preschool age children. In 2007, Dr. Kaminski was selected as the recipient of Pennsylvania State University's Excellence in Education Award.