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 previously served Dean of the Schools of Education at both Syracuse University and Rutgers University.
Louise will serve as a 2019 Global Education Faculty Fellow by Cornell University’s Southeast Asia Program, funded in part from the U. S. Department of Education which has recognized SEAP as a Title VI National Resource Center.
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 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.
Prof. Wilkinson teaches courses on literacy learning for first/second English language learners and on comparative urban teacher education. She also held Visiting Professorships at the University of London, Brown University, and East China Normal University.