Dr. Steve Layne Elected to the Board of the International Reading Association
(Elgin, IL June 22, 2011) Dr. Steve Layne was elected to serve the International Reading Association Board of Directors for a three-year term beginning in May. He is the second professor from a Christian university elected to this body since its inception.
The International Reading Association, which is based in Newark, N.J., serves a membership of 78,000 educators worldwide, and the 10 members of the Board serve as literacy leaders and consultants on literacy-related initiatives for the governments of both progressive and developing countries.
Dr. Layne directs Judson University’s Master of Literacy program and teaches within Judson University’s School of Education. He is also a published author of children, young adults and educational books as well as a sought-after speaker at international educational conferences. Dr. Layne also is the creator of the Literacy in Motion Conference, which takes place every June for educators interested in hearing from some of the most beloved children’s books authors and experts in teaching literacy in the classroom.
“We’re thrilled to have Dr. Layne elected to this prestigious association,” states Judson University President Jerry Cain. “He represents his profession and Judson University with magnanimity.”