David Reinking


Professor Reinking is semi-retired with a courtesy appointment as an Adjunct Professor. He serves the Department as a consultant, advisor, mentor, and resource, drawing on his diverse past experiences and leadership positions in the field. These include editorships of the field’s two leading journals (Reading Research Quarterly and the Journal of Literacy Research), the presidency of its major research organization (Literacy Research Association), substantial federal funding for research, 10-year service as a department head, and a strong record of peer-reviewed publication.


  • Understanding and developing literacy in digital environments
  • Formative experiments and design-based research
  • Theory's role in education research