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Taffy Raphael, PhD

Professor Emerita of Curriculum and Instruction

Contact

Address:

1040 W. Harrison St. (MC 147), Chicago, IL 60607

Email:

taffy@uic.edu

About

Taffy E. Raphael is professor of Literacy Education. Raphael’s research interests include strategy instruction in comprehension and writing, and frameworks for literacy curriculum and instruction (e.g., Book Club Plus). She directed Partnership READ (2002-2011), a school-university partnership to improve literacy instruction through professional development, which was recognized with the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education’s 2006 Best Practices Award for Effective Partnerships.

She has published several books, and more than 100 articles and chapters. She received International Reading Association’s Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award in 1997, the 2007 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Distinguished Alumni Award, and the 2008 National Reading Conference Oscar Causey Award for Lifetime Contributions to Literacy Research. She has been a Fellow of the National Council of Research in Language and Literacy since 1996, and member of the Reading Hall of Fame since 2002. She served on the Board of Directors of International Reading Association (2007-2010).

Education

1981 - PhD, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Education
1977 - MEd, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Reading
1970 - BS, Michigan State University, Elementary Education / Social Science

Research Currently in Progress

Taffy E. Raphael, Ph.D., Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and a member of the Literacy, Language, and Culture program faculty, conducts research on literacy and school change. She directed Partnership READ, a nine-year project to improve literacy instruction through professional development, receiving the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education’s Best Practices Award for Effective Partnerships. She received International Reading Association’s Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award, Distinguished Alumni Awards from both the UI-UC and UNC-G, and the Literacy Research Association Oscar Causey Award for Lifetime Contributions to Literacy Research. A member of the Reading Hall of Fame, she served on the Board of Directors of International Reading Association and the Board, Treasurer, and President of Literacy Research Association.