Literacy Research Panel

The International Literacy Association (formerly the International Reading Association) formed the Literacy Research Panel (LRP) in 2012 to respond to critical literacy issues facing policymakers, school administrators, teacher educators, classroom teachers, parents, and the general public. Dr. P. David Pearson, PhD, of the University of California at Berkeley was the first LRP chair.

To contact LRP members, please e-mail LRP@reading.org.

Current members

Donna Alvermann

Donna Alvermann
University of Georgia

Jim Anderson

Jim Anderson
University of British Columbia

Diane Barone

Diane Barone
Immediate Past President, International Literacy Association
University of Nevada, Reno

Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher
Vice President, International Literacy Association
San Diego State University

Christine Garbe

Christine Garbe
University of Cologne, Germany

Gay Ivey

Gay Ivey
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Robert Jiménez

Robert Jiménez
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Melanie Kuhn

Melanie Kuhn
Purdue University College of Education

Diane Lapp

Diane Lapp
Chair, ILA Literacy Research Panel
San Diego State University
Health Sciences Middle & High Schools

Stuart McNaughton

Stuart McNaughton
University of Auckland, New Zealand

Ernest Morrell

Ernest Morrell
Teachers College, Columbia University
Director, Institute for Urban and Minority Education (IUME)

Heidi Anne E. Mesmer

Heidi Anne E. Mesmer
Virginia Tech

Marcie Craig Post

Marcie Craig Post
Executive Director, International Literacy Association

David Reinking

David Reinking
Clemson University

Deborah Rowe

Deborah Rowe
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Misty Sailors

Misty Sailors
University of Texas at San Antonio

William Teale

William Teale
President, International Literacy Association
University of Illinois at Chicago

Sheila Valencia

Sheila Valencia
University of Washington

Amy Wilson-Lopez

Amy Wilson-Lopez
Utah State University

Jo Worthy

Jo Worthy
University of Texas, Austin