2007 Literacy Champions

Rona F. Flippo, Ed.D

Professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Education and Human Development

Dr. Rona F. Flippo is Professor of Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston, College of Education and Human Development, in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, where she teaches courses in Literacy Diagnosis and also Teacher Research.

Dr. Flippo has authored 17 books, most recently Assessing Readers (2nded.) (in press, Routledge); Reading Researchers in Search of Common Ground: The Expert Study Revisited (2nded.) (2012, Routledge); Handbook of College Reading and Study Strategy Research (2nded.) (2009, Routledge); Preparing Students for Testing and Doing Better in School(2008, Corwin/Sage)

She has also published over 100 articles/chapters in publications including Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology, Journal of Reading, Reading & Writing Quarterly, Phi Delta Kappan, Educational Leadership, Journal of Teacher Education. Dr. Flippo has served on various professional organization committees, as well as editorial and director boards, in organizations that include Literacy Research Association (formerly the National Reading Conference), Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers (formerly the College Reading Association), American Educational Research Association, and the Massachusetts Association of College and University Reading Educators, as well as the International Reading Association. Most recently, Rona was elected to, and serves, on the International Reading Association’s Board of Directors, 2012-2015.