Individual Experts

Individual Experts

Donna Alvermann

Donna Alvermann is the University of Georgia Appointed Distinguished Research Professor of Language and Literacy Education. Her research focuses on adolescent literacy. She was Co-Director of the National Reading Research Center from 1992-1997. Her co-authored/edited books include: Adolescents and Literacies in a Digital World; Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents' Lives (2nd ed.); Content Reading and Literacy: Succeeding in Today's Diverse Classrooms (6th ed.); and Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap, Grades 4-12. Having served as editor of Reading Research Quarterly (2003-2007) and past president of the National Reading Conference (NRC), she currently serves on the Adolescent Literacy Advisory Group of the Alliance for Excellent Education in Washington, DC. She was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame in 1999, and in 2006, she received the International Reading Association's highest award, the William S. Gray Citation of Merit.