Research and Results | AUTHORS AND ADVISORS

Reading Plus has been designed and developed in partnership with nationally recognized researchers and authors in the field of reading assessment, reading comprehension, vocabulary, motivation, and visual perception, leveraging the best thinking in literacy.

Authors and Advisors

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Dr. P. David Pearson

Professor Emeritus and Former Dean at the Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

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Dr. John Guthrie

Emeritus Faculty Member in the Department of Human Development and Quantitative Methodology at the University of Maryland at College Park

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Dr. Kristin Gehsmann, Ed. D.

Director and Professor, Virginia Tech School of Education

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Dr. Ralph Radach

Professor of Psychology at the University of Wuppertal, Germany, and Former Associate Professor of Cognitive and Developmental Psychology at Florida State University

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Dr. Alexandra Spichtig

Chief Research Officer, Reading Plus

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Stanford Taylor

Founder, Reading Plus

Content Advisors

Lionel Beasley, Reading Plus Content Advisor

Lionel Beasley, MA, MFA

Instructor at Champlain College, Zell Fellow at the University of Michigan

Susan Davies, Reading Plus Content Advisor

Susan Davies

Senior Teacher in UK Secondary Sector (Ret.), Advisor (AST) for the Teaching of English and Literacy Across the Curriculum

Melanie Flores, Content Advisor for Reading Plus

Melanie Flores

STEM Lead Coach at Easter Seals North Georgia, TEDxJacksonville speaker, and Former Engineer with Corning, Inc.

Research Partners and Past Contributors

Dr. Elfrieda (Freddy) Hiebert

Chief Executive Officer, TextProject.org

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Dr. Timothy Rasinski

Professor of Literacy Education at Kent State University

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Dr. Ray Reutzel

Dean of the College of Education at University of Wyoming

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Dr. Jay Samuels

(Ret.) Professor of Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota