Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D | School of Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Studies | Kent State University

Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D

Timothy Rasinski

Timothy Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University. He has written over 250 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited over 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. He is author of the bestselling book on reading fluency entitled The Fluent Reader, published by Scholastic and now in its second edition, and coauthor of the award-winning vocabulary program called Building Vocabulary, published by Teacher Created Materials. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who struggle. His research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology, Educational Leadership, and the Journal of Educational Research. Tim is the lead author for the fluency chapter for Volume IV of the Handbook of Reading Research. Tim served a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association, and from 1992 to 1999 he was co-editor of The Reading Teacher, the world's most widely-read journal of literacy education. He has also served as co-editor of the Journal of Literacy Research. Rasinski is past-president of the College Reading Association, and he has won the A. B. Herr and Laureate Awards from the College Reading Association for his scholarly contributions to literacy education. Prior to coming to Kent State, Tim taught literacy education at the University of Georgia. He taught for several years as an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I reading teacher in Nebraska. In 2010 Dr. Rasinski was elected to the International Reading Hall of Fame for his career achievements and contributions in the fields of literacy and literacy education.

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