Scholar of the
Month: Timothy Rasinski,
College of Education, Health
and Human Services
Timothy V. Rasinski Professor of Literacy Education College of Education, Health and Human Services 1988-present
Timothy Rasinski’s scholarship focuses on reading fluency. He has written more than 200 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited more than 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. He is author of the bestselling books on reading fluency, The Fluent Reader and The Fluent Reader in Action, published by Scholastic. 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.
Rasinski served a three-year term on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and was co-editor of The Reading Teacher, a preeminent journal of literacy education. He also has served as co-editor of the Journal of Literacy Research. 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, he was elected to the International Reading Hall of Fame for his career achievements and contributions in the fields of literacy and literacy education.
Prior to coming to Kent State, Rasinski taught literacy education at the University of Georgia. He taught for several years as an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I teacher in Nebraska.
About Kent State’s Scholar of the Month
Kent State’s Scholar of the Month recognizes faculty researchers and scholars whose recent work has had an important impact on their professional fields and has brought exposure and notoriety to the university. Each month, a different college will have the opportunity to nominate a researcher/scholar for this recognition. There is also a month when a Regional Campuses faculty member will be featured.
The selection process is in the hands of the dean and his or her colleagues and faculty. Hence, this is recognition by the person’s college colleagues that is then taken up by the university. The deans communicate the person’s name to the Division of Research and Sponsored Programs for recognition as Scholar of the Month.