The Literacy Research Association has had forty-six presidents, ranging over a period from 1952 till today.

Past Presidents

Oscar S. Causey

1952-59

William Eller

1960-61

George Spache

1962-64

Albert J. Kingston

1964-65

Paul Berg

1967-68

Alton Raygor

1969-70

Wendell Weaver

1971-72

Earl Rankin

1972-74

Edward B. Fry

1974-76

Jaap Tuinman

1976-78

Harry Singer

1978-80

Frank Green

1980-82

Irene Athey

1982-84

Lenore H. Ringler

1984-85

P. David Pearson

1985-86

Jerry Harste

1986-87

M. Trika Smith-Burke

1987-88

James V. Hoffman

1988-89

Gerry Duffy

1989-90

Robert J. Tierney

1990-91

Donna E. Alvermann

1991-92

Rebecca Barr

1992-93

James Flood

1993-94

Jane Hansen
1994-95
Richard Allington

1995-96

Kathryn H. Au
1996-97

Martha R. Ruddell

1997-98

Linda B. Gambrell

1998-99

Taffy E. Raphael

1999-2000

Peter B. Mosenthal

2000-2001

Deborah R. Dillon

2001-2002

Lee Gunderson
2001-2002
Lea M. McGee

2003-2004

Donald J. Leu

2004-2005

Victoria Purcell-Gates

2005-2006

Patricia A. Edwards

2006-2007

Norman A. Stahl

2007-2008

Kathleen A. Hinchman

2008-2009

David Reinking

2009-2010

Patricia Anders

2010-2011

Robert Jimenez

2011-2012

Richard Beach

2012-2013

Arlette Willis

2013-2014

Janice Almasi

2014-2015

Patricia Enciso

2015-2016

Rebecca Rogers

2016-2017

Gay Ivey

2017-2018

Marcelle Haddix

2018-2019

Betsy Baker

2020-2021

Gwendolyn Thompson-McMillon

2021-2022