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Timothy Rasinski


Timothy V. Rasinski, PhD, is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University. As a researcher, author, consultant and presenter, he focuses on reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades and readers who struggle. Dr. Rasinski’s research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and published in Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology and the Journal of Educational Research. He has also taught literacy education at the University of Georgia and was an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I teacher in Nebraska for several years.

Dr. Rasinski served a three-year term on the board of directors of the International Reading Association. From 1992 to 1999, he was coeditor of The Reading Teacher, the world’s most widely read journal of literacy education. He has also served as coeditor of the Journal of Literacy Research. Dr. Rasinski is former 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. In 2010, he was elected to the International Reading Hall of Fame.

Dr. Rasinski has written more than 200 articles and authored, coauthored or edited over 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education, including the best-selling book The Fluent Reader and the award-winning program Fluency First.