Dr. Doris Walker-Dalhouse Named to Reading Hall of Fame

Dr. Doris-Walker Dalhouse, Professor of Literacy in the Educational Policy and Leadership Department of the College of Education, has been elected to the Reading Hall of Fame, an independent organization that recognizes lifetime achievement in the field of reading. Dean of the College of Education, Dr. Bill Henk, noted: “Dr. Walker-Dalhouse’s election to the Reading Hall of Fame qualifies as a career honor reserved for the most distinguished educators, researchers, and organizational leaders in the field of literacy. Its members literally represent a Who’s Who of the most distinguished figures in our discipline. To be numbered among that elite group, through their selection, amounts to a recognition that the vast majority of literacy professionals can only dream about achieving.”

Established in 1973, the purpose of the Reading Hall of Fame is the improvement of reading instruction. Nominees for membership must be actively involved in the field of literacy for at least 25 years with a well-known and highly respected reputation in the profession. Contributions required of those nominated include the authorship of publications including significant research, positions of responsibility in the literacy field, and the preparation of leaders in the field through teaching. Only members of the Reading Hall of Fame can nominate new members each year. Individuals elected in 2020 will be inducted during the group’s annual meeting which is held at the Literacy Research Association’s (LRA) Conference in December.  In 2021, each new inductee will then have the opportunity to present his or her research during a co-sponsored session at the LRA annual conference.

In response to her selection Dr. Walker-Dalhouse said, “It is a high honor for me to have been elected to the Reading Hall of Fame. I am humbled by the recognition and pleased to be associated with such a distinguished group of scholars whose work has and continues to significantly influence literacy research, instruction, and policy.”

Congratulations, Dr. Walker-Dalhouse!