Academic Background

  • May, 1973 Doctor of Education university of Pennsylvania
  • September, 1961 Masters of Arts New York University
  • May, 1960 Bachelor of Science Syracuse University

Selected Publications

  • May, 2001 Teaching All Children to Write Christopher-Gordon Publishers
  • May, 1998 Assessment IS Instruction: Reading Writing, Spelling & Phonics for ALL Learners Christopher-Gordon Publishers
  • May, 1998 Phonics, Spelling, and Word Study: A Sensible Approach Christopher-Gordon Publishers
  • May, 1994 An Integrated Approach to Early Literacy: Literature to Language With Eileen Burke Allyn and Bacon
  • May, 1993 Portfolios and Beyond: Collaborative Assessment in Reading & Writing With Carol S. Brown Christopher-Gordon Publishers

Selected Presentations

  • Monthly Column In Teaching K-8 Magazine, Highlights/Boyds Mills Publications Since 1987
  • I have presented speeches, general session at conferences of 20,000 as well as professional development days in school districts in 49 states of the United Stated and 29 countries of the world. The organizations for which I’ve keynoted include the following: International Reading Association; Orton Dyslexia Society; National Council of Teachers of English; National Association for Young Children. In addition I’ve spoken as keynote speaker at more than 250 local and state councils of the International Reading Association. I’ve been keynote speaker at the following international conferences: Guatemalan Reading Association, Reading Association of Ireland, Argentine Reading Association, Venezuelan Reading Association, Nassau Reading Counsel, Brunei Reading Association, Norwegian Reading Council, Finish Reading Association, etc., etc., etc., Topics include: Strategic Instruction for the Hard-to-Teach, Self-Monitoring Tools for Reading and Writing, Practical Writing and Reading Strategies for The Struggling Learner, etc.

Current Research Agenda

  • Metacognitive approaches to reading comprehension
  • The effectiveness of metacognitive approaches to literacy for the hard-to-teach

Academic Honors and Awards

  • New Jersey Reading Association Distinguished Service Award, April 1985
  • College Reading Association Outstanding Service Award, November 1990
  • International Reading Association Teacher Educator of the Year Award, 1995
  • Rider University Research Award, May, 2000
  • Twenty-five awards from local and state reading councils of the International Reading Association

Other Professional Activities

  • President, International Reading Association, 1994-1995
  • President, College Reading Association, 1981-1982
  • President, New Jersey Reading Association, 1980-1981
  • President, Tri-County Reading Association, 1971-1972
  • Teaching Reading in The Elementary School-Video produced by Canter Associates, Sylvan Learning Corporation, 1999
  • Curriculum developer, Reading/Language Arts- Ten School Districts, including Trenton, New Jersey, St. Charles Parish, New Orleans, Torku Public Schools, Finland, etc.

Courses Taught

  • Graduate Courses-Psychology and pedagogy of Reading/Language Arts; Curriculum, Instruction, and Supervision in Reading/Language Arts; Instructional Practicum, in Reading/Language Arts; Advanced Instructional Practicum in Reading/Language Arts.