(Area Chair Terms are for 3 years)

 Area 1.  Pre-service Teacher Education in Literacy

Jennifer Danridge Turner University of Maryland College Park [email protected] 2018-2020
Darrell Hucks Kenne State College [email protected] 2018-2020
Noah Golden California State University, Long Beach [email protected]
Mary McVee University at Buffalo - SUNY [email protected]
Jason Moore Oakland University [email protected] 2019-2022


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

Kirsten Hill University of Michigan-Dearborn [email protected] 2018-2020
Emily Hayden Iowa State University [email protected] 2019-2020
Pelusa Orellana Universidad de los Andes [email protected] 2019-2020
Vicky McQuitty Towson University [email protected] 2019-2022


Area 3. Literacy Instruction and Literacy Learning

Evan Ortlieb The Citadel [email protected] 2018-2020
Jennifer Rowsell Brock University [email protected] 2018-2021
Sheri Vasinda Oklahoma State University [email protected] 2019-2021
Zhihui Fang University of Florida [email protected] 2019-2022
Susan Piazza Western Michigan [email protected] 2019-2022


Area 4. Literacy Assessment, Evaluation, and Public Policy

Bobbie Kabuto Queens College [email protected] 2018-2020
Elizabeth Stevens Roberts Wesleyan College [email protected] 2018-2020
Kelly Puzio Washington State University [email protected] 2019-2022
Patriann Smith University of South Florida [email protected] 2019-2022
Arlette Willis University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign [email protected] 2019-2022


Area 5. Early and Elementary Literacy Processes 

Jacquelynn Malloy Clemson University [email protected] 2018-2020
Ashley Patterson Penn State University [email protected] 2018-2020
Sonia Cabell Florida State University [email protected] 2019-2021
Celeste Bates Clemson University [email protected] 2019-2022
Rebecca Norman Mount St. Mary's College [email protected] 2019-2022
Kathryn Roberts Wayne State University [email protected] 2019-2022


Area 6.  Adolescent, College, and Adult Literacy Processes

Jody Polleck Hunter College [email protected] 2018-2020
Jill Castek University of Arizona [email protected] 2018-2020
Kristine Pytash Kent State University [email protected] 2019-2020
Phillip Wilder Clemson University [email protected] 2019-2021


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

Melody Zoch University of North Carolina, Greensboro [email protected] 2018-2020
Jen Scott Curwood The University of Sydney [email protected] 2019-2020
Christina Dobbs Boston University [email protected] 2019-2020
Christian Ehret McGill University [email protected] 2019-2021
Grace Enriquez Lesley University [email protected] 2019-2022


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

Ting Yuan CUNY College of Staten Island [email protected] 2018-2020
Ana Christina da Silva Iddings Vanderbilt University [email protected] 2019-2020
P. Zitlali Morales University of Illinois at Chicago [email protected] 2019-2021
Maria Selena Protacio Western Michigan University [email protected] 2019-2022
Huili Hong Towson University [email protected] 2019-2022
Rachel Salas University of Nevada-Reno [email protected] 2019-2022

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

Mark Lewis James Madison University [email protected] 2018-2020
Amanda Thein University of Iowa [email protected] 2018-2020
Lisa Domke Georgia State University [email protected] 2019-2022


Area 10. Literacy Technology and Media

Poonam Arya Wayne State University [email protected] 2018-2020
Tanya Christ Oakland University [email protected] 2018-2020
Jon Wargo Boston College w[email protected] 2018-2020
Beth Beschorner Minnesota State University-Manakato [email protected] 2019-2022


Area 11. Research Theory, Methods, and Practices

Danny Martinez UC Davis [email protected] 2018-2020
Joseph Rumenapp Concordia University - Portland [email protected] 2018-2020
Jamie Colwell Old Dominion University j[email protected] 2019-2021
Seth Parsons George Mason University [email protected] 2020-2023


Area 12.  International Research on Literacy Teaching and Learning

Jacqueline D' Warte Western Sydney University [email protected] 2018-2020
Claudia Finkbeiner University of Kassel-Germany [email protected] 2020-2023
Jiening Ruan University of Oklahoma [email protected] 2020-2023


Area 13. Study Groups

Keisha Green University of Massachusetts Amherst [email protected]
Meghan Barnes University of North Carolina at Charlotte [email protected] 2018-2020
Rebecca Woodard University of Illinois-Chicago [email protected]
Aaron Johnson Farmington Public Schools [email protected] 2020-2023


Area 14. Other Topics

Bridget Dalton

University of Colorado

b[email protected]


Kisha Bryan

Tennessee State University

[email protected]



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