Dr. Donald J. Leu is an international authority on literacy education, especially the new skills and strategies required to read, write, and learn with new technologies. He is the John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology at the University of Connecticut
(United States). He is Past President of the Literacy Research Association
and a former Board member of the International Reading Association
. He has received several honors and awards that include: the A.B. Herr Award from Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers
; the Maryann Manning Medal from University of Alabama
(United States); the Friday Medal for Innovation and Leadership in Education from North Carolina State University
(United States); and membership in the Reading Hall of Fame.
Dr. Donald J. Leu has more than 100 research publications and seventeen books on topics that range from the new literacies of online research and comprehension, to teacher education, to classroom reading instruction. He is a frequent speaker at major conferences and has given keynote addresses in Europe, Australia, Asia, South America, and North America. He has a Masters degree in Education from Harvard University (United States) and a Ph.D. in Education from University of California, Berkeley (United States).
Scope of Expertise: Reading Research and Practice, Educational Technology, Educational Psychology, Curriculum Design and Development.
Primary Country of Work: United States