Education People in the News

Richard L. Allington

By Jessica L. Tonn — June 14, 2005 1 min read

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Richard L. Allington is the new president of the International Reading Association. He began his one-year term last month.

Mr. Allington, 58, served on the IRA’s board of directors from 1995 to 1998. He is a professor of education at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and was the president of the National Reading Conference, based in Oak Creek, Wis., for the 1995-96 school year.

The Newark, Del.-based IRA has 85,000 members in more than 100 countries.

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