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Michael Manderino
Michael Manderino, assistant professor in the Department of Literacy Education in NIU’s College of Education, has drawn significant praise from his colleagues in 2013, and deservedly so. His dissertation has received awards from three prestigious organizations already this year. The scholarly paper, titled “Disciplinary Literacy in New Literacies Environments: Expanding the Intersections of Literate Practice...
Laurie Elish-Piper
Laurie Elish-Piper is a model of multi-dimensional success. At NIU, she is a Presidential Teaching Professor of Literacy Education, director of the Literacy Clinic and co-director of the Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Language and Literacy. She also was recently elected to the board of directors of the International Reading Association (IRA). Established in...
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Thomas Earl Wheat, a former professor of literacy education and the fifth director of the NIU Literacy Clinic, died Friday, Feb. 8, in Venice, Fla. He was 76. Wheat earned his Bachelor of Science in education in 1966 at the University of St. Francis in Fort Wayne, Ind., and his Master of Education from the...