A. Sterl Artley was a true pioneer in the early history of the teaching of reading as well as in the training of classroom teachers at all levels in literacy instruction. His professional experiences included the organization of, as well as being one of the first presidents of the International Reading Association. He was nationally known for his professional writing, especially in the field of effective word analysis as a critical component of a total classroom reading program. In his long career teaching at the University of Missouri-Columbia he had a major influence on generations of classroom teachers. In the years that I knew him as a fellow faculty member and as a personal friend these associations left a lasting influence on my life as a teacher and a person.
Richard Robinson, Professor Emeritus, University of Missouri