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Literacy professor to be inducted into Reading Hall of Fame

UNC professor of literacy Jill Fitzgerald will be inducted into the Reading Hall of Fame at the International Reading Association annual conference in May.

The Reading Hall of Fame was established in 1973 and recognizes national and international professionals who have made extraordinary contributions the study of literacy.

Candidates for the Hall of Fame must be widely known and respected by peers in the profession and have completed significant research and service in the field of reading.

Fitzgerald has researched literacy for more than 25 years and has been senior associate dean and chief academic officer, director of graduate studies and interim dean for the School of Education since she joined the faculty in 1979.

She received the American Educational Research Association’s Outstanding Review of Research Award in 1998. In 2000 she and colleague George Noblit received the 2000 International Reading Association’s Dina Feitelson Award for Research.

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