Chancellor's Professor Carol Connor has been elected Vice President of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading (SSSR). She will assume office in 2018.
SSSR was created in 1993 by Ronald P. Carver to promote the scientific study of reading and to disseminate information about reading and related areas such as language and literacy. The society sponsors conferences and a scientific journal, Scientific Studies of Reading.
Professor Connor, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and of the American Educational Research Association, is a nationally recognized scholar in the areas of reading comprehension, executive function, behavioral regulation development, and technology and assessment. She will be serving as SSSR Vice President for two years, President-Elect for two years, President for two years, and then President Emeritus.
In commenting upon her election, Professor Connor communicated, "I have always appreciated SSSR for the rigorous research conducted, thought-provoking presentations, and SSR articles generated by my esteemed friends and colleagues. It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve this important society."
Two other School of Education faculty members are serving in leadership capacities with SSSR - Associate Professor Penelope Collins as treasurer and Professor Young-Suk Kim as historian.