John J. Pikulski
John J. Pikulski is a Professor of Education at the University of Delaware, where he has served both as
Director of the Reading/Language Arts Center and as Chair of the Department of Educational Development. Dr. Pikulski
was a member of the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and now serves as Vice
President of that organization. He will become President of the International Reading Association in
1997-98. He also served as a member of the committee that planned the 1992 and 1994 editions of the
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading. He has been on the Editorial Advisory Boards
of The Reading Teacher, Reading Research and Instruction and the Journal of Reading Behavior.
For six years
he contributed a monthly column, "Questions and Answers," to The Reading Teacher. His present research focuses
on reading curriculum development, particularly early reading; the evaluation of reading skills; and
early intervention procedures for preventing reading problems.
Dr. Pikulski is co-author of the books
The Diagnosis, Correction and Prevention of Reading Disabilities, and Informal Reading Inventories
, and co-editor
of Approaches to the Informal Evaluation of Reading and The Acquisition of Reading. He has served as a
reading consultant to many school districts, publishers, and research and government agencies throughout
the United States and Canada. As an author of Houghton Mifflin Reading programs since 1981, Dr. Pikulski
was Senior Coordinating Author of the 1986 and 1989 editions of Houghton Mifflin Reading/Language Arts, and
Senior Author of the 1991 and 1993 editions of the Literature Experience.
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