Susan L’Allier, a professor in the NIU Department of Literacy Education, has been awarded the Albert J. Kingston Award from the Literacy Research Association/National Reading Conference.
L’Allier received her award Saturday, Dec. 4, during the organization’s annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
The Albert J. Kingston Service Award is given to honor an LRA/NRC member for distinguished contributions of service to the organization. It has been presented annually since 1985.
“Susan’s winning of this prestigious award demonstrates that once again the literacy faculty at NIU (in Literacy Education and through the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language & Literacy) has arisen to national preeminence,” said Norman Stahl, chair of the department housed in the College of Education.
LRA is the premier literacy research organization in North America, although there are members from across the world.