LRA AREA CHAIRS
(Area Chair Terms are for 3 years)

 Area 1.  Pre-service Teacher Education in Literacy

Melissa Mosley Wetzel The University of Texas at Austin [email protected] 2016-2018
Jennifer Danridge Turner University of Maryland College Park [email protected] 2018-2020
Darrell Hucks Keene State College [email protected] 2018-2020
Noah Golden Chapman University [email protected] 2018-2020

 

Area 2. In-service Teacher Education/Professional Development in Literacy

Judson Laughter University of Tennessee – Knoxville [email protected] 2016-2018
Courtney Kelly Manhattanville College [email protected] 2016-2018
Mary McGriff New Jersey City University [email protected] 2016-2018
Marva Solomon Angelo State University [email protected] 2016-2018
Kirsten Hill University of Michigan-Dearborn [email protected] 2018-2020

 

Area 3. Literacy Instruction and Literacy Learning

Keonghee Tao Han University of Wyoming [email protected] 2016-2018
Jacqueline Lynch Florida International University j[email protected] 2016-2018
Katherine Frankel Boston University [email protected] 2017-2019
Evan Ortlieb St. John’s University [email protected] 2018-2020
Jennifer Rowsell Brock University [email protected] 2018-2020

 

Area 4. Literacy Assessment, Evaluation, and Public Policy

Rachael Gabriel University of Connecticut [email protected] 2016-2018
Bobbie Kabuto Queens College [email protected] 2018-2020
Elizabeth Stevens Roberts Wesleyan College [email protected] 2018-2020

 

Area 5. Early and Elementary Literacy Processes 

Ying Guo University of Cincinnati [email protected] 2016-2018
Jacquelynn Malloy Clemson University [email protected] 2018-2020
Ashley Patterson Penn State University [email protected] 2018-2020

 

Area 6.  Adolescent, College, and Adult Literacy Processes

Carol Delaney Texas State University [email protected] 2016-2018
Heidi Bacon Southern Illinois University - Carbondale [email protected] 2016-2018
Jody Polleck Hunter College [email protected] 2018-2020
Jill Castek University of Arizona [email protected] 2018-2020

 

Area 7. Social, Cultural, and Political Issues of Literacy Practices In and Out of School

Kate Pahl University of Sheffield [email protected] 2016-2018
Lenny Sánchez University of South Carolina [email protected] 2016-2018
Judith Dunkerly-Bean Old Dominion University [email protected] 2017-2019
Maisha T. Winn University of California, Davis [email protected] 2018-2020
Melody Zoch University of North Carolina, Greensboro [email protected] 2018-2020

 

Area 8. Literacy Learning and Practice in Multilingual and Multicultural Settings

Mariana Pacheco University of Wisconsin-Madison [email protected] 2016-2018
Julie Pennington University of Nevada-Reno [email protected] 2016-2018
Kwangok Song The University of Kansas [email protected] 2017-2019
Ting Yuan CUNY College of Staten Island [email protected] 2018-2020


Area 9. Text Analysis/Children’s, Young Adult, and Adult Literature

Jesse Gainer Texas State University [email protected] 2016-2018
Mark Lewis Loyola University Maryland [email protected] 2018-2020
Amanda Thein University of Iowa [email protected] 2018-2020

 

Area 10. Literacy Technology and Media

Tisha Lewis Ellison University of Georgia [email protected] 2016-2018
Poonam Arya Wayne State University [email protected] 2018-2020
Tanya Christ Oakland University [email protected] 2018-2020
Jon Wargo Boston College [email protected] 2018-2020

 

Area 11. Research Theory, Methods, and Practices

Kristin Conradi The College of William and Mary [email protected] 2016-2018
Danny Martinez UC Davis [email protected] 2017-2019
Joseph Rumenapp Judson University [email protected] 2017-2019

 

Area 12.  International Research on Literacy Teaching and Learning


Lori Czop Assaf Texas State University [email protected] 2017-2019
Katina Zammit Western Sydney University [email protected] 2017-2019
Jacqueline D' Warte Western Sydney University [email protected] 2018-2020
Patience Sowa Research Triangle Institute International [email protected] 2017-2019

 


Area 13. Study Groups

Keisha Green University of Massachusetts Amherst [email protected]
2018-2020
Meghan Barnes University of North Carolina at Charlotte [email protected] 2018-2020

 

Area 14. Other Topics

Candace Kuby University of Missouri-Columbia [email protected] 2016-2018
Bong Gee Jang Syracuse University [email protected] 2017-2019