Timothy Rasinski

Professor of Literacy Education and the Rebecca Tolle and Burton Gorman Chair in Educational Leadership, Kent State University

Timothy Rasinski is a professor of literacy education and the Rebecca Tolle and Burton Gorman Chair in Educational Leadership at Kent State University. He has directed the university’s award-winning reading clinic for more than 20 years. Dr. Rasinski has written more than 200 articles and has authored, co-authored, or edited over 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. 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, and the Journal of Educational Research. Dr. Rasinski is the first author of the fluency chapter for the Handbook of Reading Research. He served a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and 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. Dr. 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. In 2010, Dr. Rasinski was elected into the International Reading Hall of Fame. Prior to his work at Kent State, Rasinski taught literacy education at the University of Georgia. He also taught for several years as an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I teacher in Nebraska.