Pearson Author Maureen McLaughlin Named Vice President of International Reading Association

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Pearson author Maureen McLaughlin, professor and chair of the Reading Department in the College of Education at East Stroudsburg University, has been elected vice president of the International Reading Association for the 2011-12 term.

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Pearson author Maureen McLaughlin, professor and chair of the Reading Department in the College of Education at East Stroudsburg University, has been elected vice president of the International Reading Association for the 2011-12 term.

Dr. McLaughlin is the author of Pearson’s Content Area Reading: Teaching and Learning in an Age of Multiple Literacies, an innovative text with a wealth of practical strategies for teaching reading, writing and study skills in the content area classroom. Suitable for both undergraduate courses and in-service teacher professional development, Content Area Reading includes chapters on reading comprehension (reflecting the before, during and after reading approach) and multiple literacies.

“Maureen McLaughlin’s groundbreaking work in reading comprehension and critical literacy has touched the lives of teachers and students around the globe,” said Nancy Forsyth, President of Teacher Education and Student Success at Pearson. “We are thrilled to see Dr. McLaughlin’s decades of tireless service to advancing the reading profession recognized by her peers at the International Reading Association.”

The 2010 recipient of the IRA Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award, Dr. McLaughlin has been a professor at East Stroudsburg University for more than 20 years, serving as the department chair for the past three years. She has taught a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses and is the author of numerous articles, chapters and books. She has developed an endorsement in literacy coaching and a program for reading supervisor certification in collaboration with her faculty colleagues, and is a widely sought-after educational consultant in the US and internationally. Prior to her tenure at the university, Dr. McLaughlin spent 15 years as a classroom teacher, reading specialist and department chair in a public school system.

The International Reading Association is a non-profit, global network of individuals and institutions committed to worldwide literacy. With more than 70,000 members, the association supports literacy professionals through a wide range of resources, advocacy efforts, volunteerism and professional development activities.

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