Literacy Research Panel

The International Literacy Association's Literacy Research Panel (LRP) was formed in 2012 to respond to critical literacy issues facing policymakers, school administrators, teacher educators, classroom teachers, and families, among others. The LRP focuses on the relationship of research to policy and practice and develops high-quality resources, programs, and activities on behalf of the organization.

Literacy Research Panel 2019–2020

Diane Lapp

Current Chair

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

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

Nancy Frey

Nancy Frey
San Diego State University

Steve Graham

Steve Graham
Arizona State University

James V. Hoffman

James V. Hoffman
University of North Texas

Denise Johnson

Denise Johnson
William & Mary

R. Malatesha Joshi

R. Malatesha Joshi
Texas A&M University

David E. Kirkland

David E. Kirkland
New York University Steinhardt

Maureen McLaughlin

Maureen McLaughlin
East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania

Donna Ogle

Donna Ogle
National Louis University

D. Ray Reutzel

D. Ray Reutzel
University of Wyoming, Laramie

Donna Scanlon

Donna Scanlon
University at Albany, State University of New York

Alyson Simpson

Alyson Simpson
University of Sydney, Australia

Jennifer D. Turner

Jennifer D. Turner
University of Maryland

Ruth Yopp-Edwards

Ruth Yopp-Edwards
California State University, Fullerton

Hallie Yopp-Slowik

Hallie Yopp Slowik
California State University, Fullerton

Ex Officio Members

Kathy N. Headley

Kathy N. Headley
President, ILA Board of Directors
Clemson University

Stephen

Stephen Peters
Vice President, ILA Board of Directors
Laurens County School District 55

Bernadette Dwyer

Bernadette Dwyer
Immediate Past President, ILA Board of Directors
Dublin City University, Ireland

Marcie Craig Post

Marcie Craig Post
Executive Director, International Literacy Association

To contact members of the LRP, 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, Berkeley

LRP projects

Over the past several years, LRP projects have included:

  • Developing the Literacy Glossary, a collection of terms necessary to critical discussions on literacy research and instruction
  • Planning and conducting a series of sessions at the ILA conference on the application of research-based perspectives to critical issues
  • Planning and leading the Research Institute at the ILA conference
  • Providing research input for ILA's biennial What's Hot in Literacy survey
  • Drafting literacy leadership briefs on topics ranging from phonics instruction to teacher preparation

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