Ed.D. Harvard Graduate School of Education, 1974
Louise Wilkinson has focused her scholarship on language and literacy learning among school-age children. An internationally-recognized leader in education, Professor Wilkinson is best known for her extensive research on children's language and literacy learning and has been published in 132 articles, chapters and volumes.
She co-authored Communicating for Learning (1991); edited Communicating in the Classroom (1982); and co-edited The Social Context of Instruction (1984), Gender Influences in Classroom Interaction (1985), The Integrated Language Arts (1994), Language and Literacy Learning in Schools (2004), and Literacy Leadership in Urban Teacher Education (2008). She teaches courses on literacy learning for first/second English language learners and on comparative urban teacher education. She has served on the editorial boards of major research journals and on the advisory/governing boards of: The National Reading Research Center, National Association of Universities and Land-Grant Colleges’ Commission for Human Resources and Social Change, and the Department of Education’s Laboratory for Student Success. She is a Fellow of: The American Psychological Association, the American Psychological Society, the American Association of Applied and Preventative Psychology, and the American Education Research Association and has chaired panels for the Department of Education and the National Science Foundation. She served as Dean of the schools of education at both Syracuse University and Rutgers University; and as Vice President and National Program Chair of the American Educational Research Association, Honored Guest Professor Beijing Normal University, Education Advisor for the New Jersey Legislature, and Delegate to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and the Development and Asian-Pacific Economic Cooperation organization. She co-chairs: Literacy Leadership for Urban Teacher Education, of the International Reading Association and holds Visiting Professorships at the University of London, Brown University, and East China Normal University.