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 email LRP@reading.org.

Current LRP Projects

For the full collection of briefs, statements, advisories, and reports, please visit our main Position Statements page.

Current members

Donna Alvermann

Donna Alvermann
University of Georgia

Dorit Aram

Dorit Aram
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Bernadette Dwyer

Bernadette Dwyer
Vice President, International Literacy Association
Dublin City University, Ireland

Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher
President, International Literacy Association
San Diego State University

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey
San Diego State University

Andy Goodwyn

Andy Goodwyn
University of Bedfordshire, England

Robert Jiménez

Robert Jiménez
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

David E. Kirkland

David E. Kirkland
New York University Steinhardt

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

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

Donna Ogle

Donna Ogle
National Louis University

Marcie Craig Post

Marcie Craig Post
Executive Director, International Literacy Association

Deborah Rowe

Deborah Rowe
Peabody College, Vanderbilt University

Misty Sailors

Misty Sailors
University of Texas at San Antonio

Allison Skerrett

Allison Skerrett
The University of Texas at Austin

William Teale

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

Amy Wilson-Lopez

Amy Wilson-Lopez
Utah State University

Jo Worthy

Jo Worthy
University of Texas, Austin