Ethics Committee

Committee Chair

Gerald Campano (2016 - 2019)
University of Pennsylvania
[email protected]

Committee Members

  • Barbara Laster (2015 - 2018)
  • Hannah Dostal (2015 - 2018)
  • Susan Watts-Taffe (2015 - 2018)
  • Antonieta Avila (2016 - 2019)
  • Kathryn Pole (2016 - 2019)
  • Tim San Pedro (2017 - 2020)


  • To educate and provide guidance to LRA members and to those with whom they interact about the ethical principles as outlined in the Ethics Statement. 
  • To serve as a resource to the membership regarding ethical issues arising in aspects of their research.  iii.        To assist and advise the Executive Committee and Board of Directors in addressing ethical issues. 
  • To facilitate and encourage discussion of ethical issues among the LRA community. 
    • Informing the membership of the organization's Ethics Statement, such as a symposium at the Annual Conference on ethical issues relevant to the practice of literacy research and/or a newsletter column. 
    • To find and implement a variety of opportunities for the LRA membership to raise, discuss, consider, and, if desired, respond to general ethical issues currently arising in relation to literacy research and/or education. 
    • Undertaking periodic reviews of the Ethics Statement to ensure that it addresses the ethical issues that arise in the changing context of literacy research.