Althier Lazar, Ph.D.
Office: Merion Hall 229
Within the field of literacy studies, Althier Lazar is an established scholar with expertise in the area of preparing teachers to serve the literacy needs of children in culturally nondominant communities. Her books include Learning to Be Literacy Teachers in Urban Schools: Stories of Growth and Change (International Reading Association, 2004), Practicing What We Teach: How Culturally Responsive Literacy Classrooms Make a Difference (Teachers College Press, 2011), and Bridging Literacy and Equity: The Essential Guide to Social Equity Teaching (Teachers College Press, 2012). Dr. Lazar has published in several scholarly journals, including the Journal of Literacy Research, The Reading Teacher, The Journal of Reading Education, The Reading Professor, The National Reading Conference Yearbook, Action in Teacher Education, and College Teaching.
Faculty Expert Profile
Expertise: Preparing Literacy Teachers for Urban Schools