David Reinking (Inducted 2008 )

Clemson University

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Biographical Statement

David Reinking is the Eugene T. Moore Professor of Teacher Education at Clemson University in South Carolina. His scholarship focuses on understanding the relation between digital technologies and literacy and how that understanding informs instruction.  In classrooms, he conducts formative experiments to study how valued pedagogical goals can be achieved through the integration of digital technologies into instruction.  He has promoted such design-based approaches to education research as an alternative to conventional experimental and naturalistic approaches.  He recently co-authored On Formative and Design Experiments (Teachers College Press, 2008), the only book-length exposition on these methodological approaches.  His work has been published widely in highly regarded journals and scholarly books, and it has received international attention through projects and invited talks in countries such as Colombia, Finland, Italy, the Netherlands, Singapore, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.  From 2001-2007, he served as Co-Editor of Reading Research Quarterly, the leading research journal for literacy research and one of the most widely circulated and influential research journals in education. From 1994 to 2000 he was Editor of the Journal of Literacy Research, another highly regarded research journal. He also served as lead editor for the Handbook of Literacy and Technology, which was awarded special recognition by the National Reading Conference and the American Library Association. His research has been supported by substantial federal funding.  For example, From 1992-1997 he was a principal investigator at the National Reading Research Center funded by the U.S. Office of Education.  From 2005-2008, he was a co-principal investigator on a three-year project investigating adolescents’ reading comprehension on the Internet.  He recently completed his presidency (2009-10) of the National Reading Conference (now the Literacy Research Association), a leading professional organization for literacy researchers.  Reflecting his diverse interests in education, each May for the previous 11 years, Professor Reinking has led a group of American pre-service teachers in a cross-cultural experience that includes working with teachers and students in Italian schools and living with Italian host families.  That program received the 2008 Andrew Heiskell Award in the study abroad category from the Institute of International Education, an international organization based in New York.