Robin Wisniewski is an Assistant Professor of Education at Baldwin-Wallace College where she directs the Leadership in Higher Education graduate program. as a licensed psychologist and nationally certified school psychologist, her major interests, specialties, and teaching areas are in the psychology of learning and leadership. She frequently works with teachers and school leaders, and has taught and led over 100 courses and workshops in various areas such as standardized and authentic assessment, program evaluation and research, diversity and cultural responsiveness, identity development, counseling, K-12 and college literacy, educational intervention, and curriculum development. A graduate of Kent State University, Dr. Wisniewski earned bachelor's degrees in business and psychology, graduate degrees in school psychology, a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with a focus in literacy, and equivalency doctorate in school psychology awarded by the Ohio State Board of Psychology.Gay Fawcett has been in education for over 36 years as a teacher, principal, language arts consultant, and curriculum director. She also directed Kent State University's Research Center for Educational Technology. She currently teaches online and face-to-face courses for four major universities and provides curriculum consultation for schools and school districts. She has authored and/or co-authored more than 90 articles, books, and book chapters for educational publications including the Kappan, Educational Leadership, Language Arts, the Reading Teacher, and others. She served with Rasinski and Padak as an associate editor of The Reading Teacher. Dr. Fawcett earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education and a master's degree in reading from the University of Akron. She was awarded a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in literacy from Kent State University. Her dissertation on middle school literacy received three awards, including ASCD's Outstanding Dissertation Award.Nancy Padak recently retired from Kent State University, where she was a Distinguished Professor in the College and Graduate School of Education, Health, and Human Services, Director of KSU's Reading and Writing Center, and teacher in the area of literacy education. She is the Principal Investigator For The Ohio Literacy Resource Center, which has provided support for adult and family literacy programs since 1993. Prior to her arrival at Kent State in 1985, she was a classroom teacher and district administrator. She is an active researcher, author, and consultant. She has also served in a variety of leadership roles in professional organizations, including the presidency of the College Reading Association and (with others) the Editor of The Reading Teacher And The Journal of Literacy Research. Dr. Padak's academic degrees were awarded by the University of Illinois and Northern Illinois University.Timothy Rasinski is a professor of education in the Department of Teaching, Leadership, and Curriculum Studies. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy education. His major interests include working with children who find reading difficult, phonics and reading fluency instruction, and teacher development in literacy education. He has published over 100 articles and 10 books on various aspects of reading education. Dr. Rasinski is past editor of The Reading Teacher And The Journal of Literacy Research. He has served as president of the College Reading Association And The Board of Directors of the International Reading Association. in 2010 Tim was elected To The Reading Hall of Fame. He earned bachelor degrees in economics and education at the University of Akron And The University of Nebraska at Omaha. His master's degree in special education also comes from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Dr. Rasinski was awarded the Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.
Dr. Timothy Rasinski is a professor of education in the department of teaching, leadership, and curriculum studies at Kent State University, as well as an editor for the Journal of Literacy Research. His books include From Phonics to Fluency and the Evidence Based Instruction in Reading series.Nancy Padak, a past College Reading Association President, is a Distinguished Professor of Education at Kent State University, where she directs the Reading and Writing Center and teaches graduate courses in literacy education. She has worked in both middle and high schools and is the co-author of From Phonics to Fluency and the Evidence Based Instruction in Reading series.Gay Fawcett has been in education for 35 years as a teacher, principal, language arts consultant, and curriculum director. She also directed Kent State University's Research Center for Educational Technology. She is currently an independent consultant. She has authored and/or co-authored more than 80 articles, books, and book chapters for educational publications including the Kappan, Educational Leadership, Language Arts, The Reading Teacher, and others. She also served with Rasinski and Padak as an associate editor of The Reading Teacher.