Tim Rasinski
Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D.

Professor of Reading Education
Reading and Writing Center
Kent State University
401 White Hall
Kent, OH 44242
trasinsk@kent.edu; 330-672-0649
website: www.timrasinski.com


Timothy Rasinski is a professor of literacy education at Kent State University and director of its award winning reading clinic. He has written over 200 articles and has authored, co-authored or edited over 50 books or curriculum programs on reading education. He's published numerous bestselling books with Teacher Created Materials and Shell Education, and is author of the bestselling books on reading fluency The Fluent Reader and The Fluent Reader in Action, published by Scholastic, now in its second edition. His scholarly interests include reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who struggle. His research on reading has been cited by the National Reading Panel and has been published in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, Reading Psychology, and the Journal of Educational Research. Tim is the first author of the fluency chapter for the Handbook of Reading Research.

Tim served a three year term on the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and was co-editor of The Reading Teacher, the world's most widely read journal of literacy education. He has also served as co-editor of the Journal of Literacy Research. Rasinski is past-president of the College Reading Association and he has won the A. B. Herr and Laureate Awards from the College Reading Association for his scholarly contributions to literacy education. In 2010, Tim was elected into the International Reading Hall of Fame.

Prior to coming to Kent State, Tim taught literacy education at the University of Georgia. He taught for several years as an elementary and middle school classroom and Title I teacher in Nebraska.

Professional Development Areas of Expertise

  • Working with Struggling Readers
  • Developing Foundational Reading Skills in Young Readers
  • Effective Teaching of Phonics and Word Study
  • Teaching Fluency: The Neglected but Necessary Goal of the Reading Curriculum