Donald J. Leu, Jr. (Inducted 2007)

University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA


donald.leu [at]

Mailing Address: 

Neag School of Education University of Connecticut 249 Glenbrook Road Storrs, CT 06269-2033


(cell) 860-680-3752

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Biographical Statement

Donald J. Leu is the John and Maria Neag Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology and holds a joint appointment in Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Psychology in the Neag School of Education at the University of Connecticut. He directs the New Literacies Research Lab and is a former member of the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and a past President of the National Reading Conference. A graduate of Michigan State, Harvard, and Berkeley, Don’s work focuses on the new skills and strategies required to read, write, and learn with Internet technologies and the best instructional practices that prepare students for these new literacies.He is currently, or has been, a Principal Investigator on a number of federal research grants including:  Online Reading Comprehension Assessment, The New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension, NAEP Secondary Reanalysis, and CTELL. His work has been funded by the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, the North Central Educational Research Lab, the Carnegie Corporation, the Institute for Education Sciences, PBS and the Annenberg Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Australian Council of Educational Research, and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). He recently edited the Handbook of Research on New Literacies (Erlbaum) with Colin Lankshear, Julie Coiro, and Michele Knobel.