Literacy Research Panel

The International Literacy Association (ILA) 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. The LRP engages in many projects and events involving the relationship of research to policy and practice.

Literacy Research Panel 2018–2019

Diane Lapp

Current Chair

Diane Lapp
San Diego State University
Health Sciences Middle & High Schools

Dorit Aram

Dorit Aram
Tel Aviv University, Israel

Diane Barone

Diane Barone
University of Nevada, Reno

Eurydice B. Bauer

Eurydice B. Bauer
University of South Carolina

Bernadette Dwyer

Bernadette Dwyer
President, ILA
Dublin City University, Ireland

Douglas Fisher

Douglas Fisher
Immediate Past President, ILA
San Diego State University

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey
San Diego State University

Andy Goodwyn

Andy Goodwyn
University of Bedfordshire, England

Kathy N. Headley

Kathy N. Headley
Clemson University

Jim V. Hoffman

Jim V. Hoffman
University of Texas at Austin

David E. Kirkland

David E. Kirkland
New York University Steinhardt

Melanie Kuhn

Melanie Kuhn
Purdue University College of Education

Maureen McLaughlin

Maureen McLaughlin
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

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

D. Ray Reutzel

D. Ray Reutzel
University of Wyoming, Laramie

Alyson Simpson

Alyson Simpson
University of Sydney, Australia

Jennifer D. Turner

Jennifer D. Turner
University of Maryland

Amy Wilson-Lopez

Amy Wilson-Lopez
Utah State University

Jo Worthy

Jo Worthy
University of Texas at Austin

Ruth Yopp-Edwards

Ruth Yopp-Edwards
California State University, Fullerton

Hallie Yopp-Slowik

Hallie Yopp Slowik
California State University, Fullerton

To contact LRP members, please email LRP@reading.org.

Past chairs

2015–2016: Peter Freebody, Sydney Honorary Professorial Fellow, Wollongong, Australia

2012–2015: P. David Pearson, Professor Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley

LRP projects

Over the past several years, LRP projects have included:

  • Developing a new Literacy Glossary, which is a collection of literacy terms describing research-based instructional practices
  • Planning and conducting a series of program sessions at ILA's annual conference, which focus on the application of research-based perspectives to critical issues
  • Planning and leading ILA's annual conference Research Institute
  • Providing research oversight for ILA's annual What's Hot in Literacy stakeholder survey
  • Drafting literacy leadership briefs on topics ranging from early learning to teacher preparation

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