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

 Area 1.  Pre-service Teacher Education in Literacy

Jason Moore Oakland University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Frank Serafini Arizona State University [email protected] 2020 - 2021
Michelle Kwok Texas A&M University [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Crystal Wise University of Illinois at Chicago [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Kristine Schutz UIC - College of Education [email protected] 2020 - 2023

 

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

Vicky McQuitty Towson University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Emily Hayden Iowa State University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Pelusa Orellana Universidad de los Andes [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Kristin Gehsmann Virginia Tech [email protected] 2020 - 2023

 

Area 3. Literacy Assessment, Learning, and Teaching

Zhihui Fang University of Florida [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Susan Piazza Western Michigan [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Sheri Vasinda Oklahoma State University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Mary Hoch National Louis University [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Zoi A. Traga Philippakos University of Tennessee Knoxville [email protected] 2020 - 2023

 

Area 4. Public Engagement and Policy in Literacy

Kelly Puzio Washington State University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Ross Collin Virginia Commonwealth University [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Samuel Tanner Penn State University [email protected] 2020 - 2023
John Strong University at Buffalo [email protected] 2020 - 2023

 

Area 5. Early and Elementary Literacy Processes 

Sonia Cabell Florida State University [email protected] 2019 - 2021
Celeste Bates Clemson University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Kathryn Roberts Wayne State University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Rebecca Norman Mount St. Mary College [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Anne Marie Alberton Gunn University of South Florida [email protected] 2020 - 2023

 

Area 6.  Adolescent, College, and Adult Literacy Processes

Phillip Wilder Clemson University [email protected] 2019 - 2021
Saba Vlach University of Iowa [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Jennifer Theriault Northern Illinois University [email protected] 2020 - 2023

 

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

Christian Ehret McGill University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Grace Enriquez Lesley University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Christina Dobbs Boston University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Susan Bennett University of South Florida St. Petersburg [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Mandy Stewart Texas Woman's University [email protected] 2020 - 2023

 

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

Huili Hong Towson University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
P. Zitlali Morales University of Illinois at Chicago [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Maria Selena Protacio Western Michigan University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Claudia Rodriguez-Mojica Santa Clara University [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Kongji Qin New York University [email protected] 2020 - 2023



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

Mark Lewis James Madison University [email protected] 2018 - 2021
Lisa Domke Georgia State University [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Stergios Botzakis University of Tennessee [email protected] 2020 - 2023

 

Area 10. Literacy Media and Technology

Beth Beschorner Minnesota State University-Manakato [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Becky Beucher Illinois State University [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Blaine Smith University of Arizona [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Laurie Thrailkill East Carolina University [email protected] 2020 - 2023

 

Area 11. Research Methods, Practices, and Theory

Jamie Colwell Old Dominion University j[email protected] 2019 - 2021
Seth Parsons George Mason University [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Lucy Spence University of South Carolina [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Amelie Lemieux UDEM [email protected] 2020 - 2023

 

Area 12.  International Research on Literacy Learning and Teaching

Claudia Finkbeiner University of Kassel-Germany [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Jiening Ruan University of Oklahoma [email protected] 2020 - 2023
Zaline Roy-Campbell Syracuse University [email protected] 2020 - 2023

 

Area 13. Study Groups

Aaron Johnson Farmington Public Schools [email protected] 2019 - 2022
Rebecca Woodard University of Illinois-Chicago [email protected] 2020 - 2023

 

Area 14. Other Topics

Bridget Dalton

University of Colorado

b[email protected]

2019 - 2022

Kisha Bryan

Tennessee State University

[email protected]

2019 - 2022

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to Contact LRA Headquarters
at 706-443-1334 or [email protected]

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