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Phone: (860) 486-0202
Fax: (860) 486-2994
Mobile : (860) 680-3752
New Literacies Research Lab
249 Glenbrook Rd.
Storrs, CT 06269-3033
Personal Web Page Honors/Awards:
A.B. Herr Award from the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers for distinguished service in reading.
Green Honors Chair, Texas Christian University
Maryann Manning Medal from the University of Alabama, Birmingham for Exemplary Leadership in Reading Research and Practice
Friday Medal for Innovation and Leadership in Education from North Carolina State University
Elected to the Reading Hall of Fame of the International Reading Association, 2007.
Member, Board of Directors (2007-2010), International Reading Association
Former Vice President, President Elect, President, and Past President, National Reading Conference
In the News:
Featured in the documentary, OUT OF PRINT, directed by Vivienne Roumani and narrated by Meryl Streep.
A Story of Achievement
Cover story in District Administration on the work of the New Literacies Research Team
E-School News: Study Aims To Improve Internet Literacy
Researchers find kids need better online academic skills
Recent Grant Award Announcement
The New Literacies Research Team
Areas of Expertise:
Literacy & Technology
Cognition and Instruction
Leu, D. J. & Kulikowich, J., Sedransk, N., Coiro, J. (2008). Assessing Online Reading Comprehension: The ORCA Project. U. S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences.2009-2013. $2,813,127.00.
Leu, Donald J. & Reinking, David. Developing Internet Comprehension Strategies Among Adolescent Students At Risk to Become Dropouts. U. S. Department of Education, Institute of Education Sciences. 2005-8. $1,795,477.00.
Leu, Donald J., Jr., Douglas Hartman, and the New Literacies Research Team at the University of Connecticut. Evaluating the Development of Scientific Knowledge and New Forms of Reading Comprehension During Online Reading. North Central Educational Research Lab. 2005. $77,622
Leu, Donald J, Jr. (Co-PI with Charles Kinzer, Vanderbilt University; Linda Labbo, University of Georgia; William Teale, University of Illinois, Chicago Circle). Best Practices - Teacher Preparation- Technology: Connections that Enhance Children's Literacy Acquisition and Reading Achievement. National Science Foundation (Grant No. REC-0089221), 2000-2006. $5,500,000.
Hartman, D., Leu, D.J., Olson, M.R., Truxam, M.P. Reading and writing to learn with the “new literacies”: Preparing a new generation of teachers and researchers to develop literate American adolescents. Carnegie Corporation of New York. 2005. $100,000.
Leu, D. J., Kinzer, C. K., Coiro, J., Castek, J., Henry, L. A. (2013). New literacies: A dual level theory of the changing nature of literacy, instruction, and assessment. In Alvermann, D.E., Unrau, N.J., & Ruddell, R.B. (Eds.). (2013). Theoretical models and processes of reading (6th ed.). (pp. 1150-1181). Newark, DE: International Reading Association.
Leu, D.J., Everett-Cacopardo, H., Zawilinski, L., McVerry, J.G., O’Byrne, W. I. (2012). The new literacies of online reading comprehension. C.A. Chapelle, (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. (4239-4247). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.
Kiili, C., Laurinen, L., Marttunen, M., & Leu, D. J. (2012). Working on understanding during collaborative online reading. Journal of Literacy Research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. doi: 10.1177/1086296X12457166
Leu, D. J., O’Byrne, W. I., Zawilinski, L., McVerry, J. G., & Everett-Cocapardo, H. (2009). Expanding the new literacies conversation. Educational Researcher, 38, 264-269.
Coiro, J., Knoble, M., Lankshear, C., Leu, D. J. (2008) Handbook of research on new literacies. Lawrence Erlbaum, Mahwaw, NJ.
Leu, D. J., Coiro, J., Castek, J., Hartman, D., Henry, L.A., & Reinking, D. (2008). Research on instruction and assessment in the new literacies of online reading comprehension. In Cathy Collins Block, Sherri Parris, & Peter Afflerbach (Eds.). Comprehension instruction: Research-based best practices. New York: Guilford Press.
Leu, D.J., Jr., Kinzer, C.K., Coiro, J., Cammack, D. (2004). Toward a theory of new literacies emerging from the Internet and other information and communication technologies. In R.B. Ruddell & N. Unrau (Eds.), Theoretical Models and Processes of Reading, Fifth Edition (1568-1611). International Reading Association: Newark, DE.
Schrader, P. G., Leu, D. J., Kinzer, C. K., Ataya, R., Teale, W. H., Labbo, L. D., & Cammack, D. (2003). Using Internet delivered video cases, to support pre-service teachers' understanding of effective early literacy instruction: An exploratory study. Instructional Science: An International Journal of Learning and Cognition. 31: 317–340,
Leu, D. J., Jr. & Kinzer, C. K. (2000). The convergence of literacy instruction and networked technologies for information and communication. Reading Research Quarterly, 35, 108-127.
Leu, D. J., Jr. (2000). Literacy and technology: Deictic consequences for literacy education in an information age. In M. L. Kamil, P. Mosenthal, P. D. Pearson, and R. Barr (Eds.) Handbook of Reading Research, Volume III (pp. 743-770). Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum