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C&I well represented at LRA Annual Conference

C&I faculty and graduate students recently attended, presented and participated in the Literacy Research Association (LRA) Annual Conference this month in San Diego, CA. Richard Beach, professor emeritus, is president of the organization, and professor Cynthia Lewis is on the Board of Directors. Several other faculty members like Mark Vagle and Lori Helman are Area Chairs for the research conference paper selection process.

LRA is a community of scholars dedicated to promoting research that enriches the knowledge, understanding, and development of lifespan literacies in a multicultural and multilingual world. LRA is committed to ethical research that is rigorous, methodologically diverse, and socially responsible. LRA is dedicated to disseminating such research broadly so as to promote generative theories, informed practices and sound policies. Central to its mission, LRA mentors and supports future generations of literacy scholars.

Our faculty and graduate student presentation topics included reflections on class-sensitive literacy research, the effects of long-term professional development programs, and bridging traditional and digital literacies. We are proud to have such a robust and influential presence in this nationally-recognized organization.

Faculty participants:
Mark Vagle
Lori Helman
Deborah Dillon
Cynthia Lewis
David O'Brien

Graduate student participants:
Keitha-Gail Martin Kerr
Alyssa Broadman
Madeleine Israelson
Katherine Brodeur
Jessican Dockter Tierney
Christopher Kolb
Aimee Rogers
Amy Frederick

Recent Graduate participants:
Scott Voss
Kara Coffino

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