Vanderbilt professor named to International Reading Association Board

May 7, 2002

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The International Reading Association has named Vanderbilt University professor Victoria J. Risko to its board of directors.

Risko, professor of language and literacy at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, joined the faculty in 1975. Her research interests include using multimedia as an instructional tool, teacher education and professional development, literacy instruction for diverse learners and text comprehension.

She joins professors from San Diego State University and Texas Christian University as the association’s three newest board members. The association installed the new board members at its 47th annual convention in San Francisco this month.

The International Reading Association is an organization of literacy professionals comprised of 90,000 members in 99 countries dedicated to promoting higher achievement levels in literacy, reading and communication by continually advancing the quality of instruction worldwide. Its members include classroom teachers, reading specialists, consultants, administrators, supervisors, university faculty, researchers, psychologists, librarians, media specialists and parents.

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