Judith Green, a faculty member in the Department of Education of UC Santa Barbara’s Gevirtz School, has been elected into the Reading Hall of Fame, an organization that recognizes life-time achievements in the field of reading. Green is one of six new members, who will join the 100 plus living members of the Reading Hall of Fame. She will be inducted at a special ceremony at the International Reading Association annual convention to be held in San Antonio, TX in April.
The Reading Hall of Fame was established in 1973. Its purpose is to contribute, from the collective experiences of its members, to further improvement in reading instruction in such ways as: presenting co-sponsored meetings at the annual meetings of related organizations; disseminating the information from the papers presented in such meetings through ERIC and/or publications of related organizations; indicating needed research, and trends of the past that hold promise for the future; and, facing current issues in reading, and discussing them in open forum suggesting possible solutions.
To be named to the Reading Hall of Fame, an educator must have a minimum of at least twenty-five years of active involvement in work in reading. He or she must be widely known and respected by people in the profession. The member must have authored publications on reading, including reports of significant research; performed in positions of responsibility in the field of reading; and participated in professional activities such as speaking, organizing programs, and consulting or assisting teachers in other ways.
Judith Green, a professor in the Department of Education at the Gevirtz School, has been teaching for more than 4 decades across levels of schooling (K-20). She received her M.A. in Educational Psychology from California State University, Northridge and her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she explored the relationships between teaching and learning, literacy and knowledge construction. Green’s recent research focuses on how classroom practices support access to students across academic disciplines in classrooms and in virtual communities. Green is a fellow of the American Educational Research Association.