- Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1977
- M.Ed., University of Missouri-Columbia, 1975
- M.A., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1972
- B.A., University of Arkansas-Fayetteville, 1970
My work includes both conducting research and distilling its lessons for practitioners. Toward the first goal, I serve on the editorial board of Reading Research Quarterly and other journals and conduct federally-sponsored research. Toward the second goal, my books for teachers include The Literacy Coach’s Handbook, Assessment for Reading Instruction, Help for Struggling Readers, Teaching through Text, Issues and Trends in Literacy Education, among others.
My research interests include comprehension in content settings, reading attitudes, technology applications, and beginning reading.