Bio

and

Curriculum

Vitae

"There is a serious

gap between

21st century research

and spelling practice."

J. Richard Gentry

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J. Richard Gentry, PhD is an internationally acclaimed author, researcher, and educational consultant known for his ground-breaking work in education on topics such as early literacy; best-practices for reading, writing, and spelling; and dyslexia. In addition to authoring 16 books, 2 textbook series, and numerous journal and magazine articles, he blogs for the prestigious Psychology Today magazine offering commentary on a range of topics including education and policy, reading and the brain, baby/toddler reading, and educational standards.

Recent books and textbooks include:

He currently resides in Mobile, Alabama.

Educational

Background:

 

Ph.D. in Education

University of Virginia, 1977

 

M. Ed. in Reading Education

University of Virginia, 1974

 

A.B. in Elementary Education

University of North Carolina-

Chapel Hill, 1971

 

Full Time Academic

Teaching Experience

 

Full Professor

     Department of Elementary

Education and Reading

     Western Carolina University,

July 1, 1989-1994

 

Director of the Reading Center

     Western Carolina University,

1982-1989

 

Associate Professor

     Department of Elementary Education and Reading

     Western Carolina University,

1983-1989

 

Clinic Director

     Summer Reading Clinics-

-Campus and Oteen Clinics

(UNC-Asheville)

     Western Carolina University,

1978-1984

 

Psychometrician

     McGuffey Reading Center

     University of Virginia,

1976-1977

 

Instructor

     Continuing Education

     University of Virginia, 1977

 

Clinic Director

     Teenage Reading Clinic

     McGuffey Reading Center

     University of Virginia,

1974-1975

 

Public School Teacher

     Grades 3, 4, and 5

     Jackson Via Elementary School

 1971-72

     Charlottesville Public Schools,

1972-73

Charlottesville, Virginia

1974-75

 

 

Sample Consulting and

Contract Experience

(Publishers, Corporations,

and Abroad)

 

See  Dr. Gentry's

Book Page for complete

List of Publications and his

News and Events page

for more complete and recent

consulting venues.

 

 

 

GoLexiGo Jamaica, WI

2017

Brill Kids International

 2011-2013

Your Baby Can Read ®

2010, 1011

WCU Overseas Program

Belair School,

Mandeville, Jamaica--

1978; 1980; 1984

Priory School, Kingston, Jamaica

1980, 1981

Colegio Parrish,

Barranquilla, Columbia,

South America--

1978

 

Department of Defense Schools

Germany

 

Staff Development

for Educators

(SDE seminars)

 

Heinemann Workshops

 

2012 edition--present

Series Author,

Zaner-Bloser

spelling series

Spelling Connections:

Words Into Language

1991-2012

 

Senior Author,

Zaner-Bloser

spelling series

Spelling Connections:

Words Into Language

Zaner-Bloser, Inc.

Honesdale, PA

1988

 

Starting Off

with Phonics

Modern Curriculum Press

Cleveland, OH

Review for 1985 revision

 

Senior Author,

Zaner-Bloser

spelling series

Spell It--Write!

1993, 1997

 

CSI Spelling Program (WT)

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.

San Francisco, CA--

1979

 

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Educational

Background:

 

Ph.D. in Education

University of Virginia, 1977

 

M. Ed. in Reading Education

University of Virginia, 1974

 

A.B. in Elementary Education

University of North Carolina-

Chapel Hill, 1971                        

 

Full Time Academic

Teaching Experience

 

Full Professor

     Department of Elementary

Education and Reading

     Western Carolina University,

July 1, 1989-1994

 

Director of the Reading Center

     Western Carolina University,

1982-1989

 

Associate Professor

     Department of Elementary Education and Reading

     Western Carolina University,

1983-1989

 

Clinic Director

     Summer Reading Clinics-

-Campus and Oteen Clinics

(UNC-Asheville)

     Western Carolina University,

1978-1984

 

Psychometrician

     McGuffey Reading Center

     University of Virginia,

1976-1977

 

Instructor

     Continuing Education

     University of Virginia, 1977

 

Clinic Director

     Teenage Reading Clinic

     McGuffey Reading Center

     University of Virginia,

1974-1975

 

Public School Teacher

     Grades 3, 4, and 5

     Jackson Via Elementary School

 1971-72

     Charlottesville Public Schools,

1972-73

Charlottesville, Virginia

1974-75

 

 

Sample Consulting and

Contract Experience

(Publishers, Corporations,

and Abroad)

 

 

 

GoLexiGo Jamaica, WI

2017

Brill Kids International

 2011-2013

Your Baby Can Read ®

2010, 1011

WCU Overseas Program

Belair School,

Mandeville, Jamaica--

1978; 1980; 1984

Priory School, Kingston, Jamaica

1980, 1981

Colegio Parrish,

Barranquilla, Columbia,

South America--

1978

 

Department of Defense Schools

Germany

 

Staff Development

for Educators

(SDE seminars)

 

Heinemann Workshops

 

2012 edition--present

Series Author,

Zaner-Bloser

spelling series

Spelling Connections:

Words Into Language

1991-2012

 

Senior Author,

Zaner-Bloser

spelling series

Spelling Connections:

Words Into Language

Zaner-Bloser, Inc.

Honesdale, PA

1988

 

Starting Off

with Phonics

Modern Curriculum Press

Cleveland, OH

Review for 1985 revision

 

Senior Author,

Zaner-Bloser

spelling series

Spell It--Write!

1993, 1997

 

CSI Spelling Program (WT)

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.

San Francisco, CA--

1979

 

J. Richard Gentry

Author, Educator, Speaker

Bio

and

Curriculum

Vitae

J. Richard Gentry, PhD is an internationally acclaimed author, researcher, and educational consultant known for his ground-breaking work in education on topics such as early literacy; best-practices for reading, writing, and spelling; and dyslexia. In addition to authoring 16 books, 2 textbook series, and numerous journal and magazine articles, he blogs for the prestigious Psychology Today magazine offering commentary on a range of topics including education and policy, reading and the brain, baby/toddler reading, and educational standards.

Recent books and textbooks include:

He currently resides in Mobile, Alabama.

Sample Consulting

and

Contract Experience

(Publishers,

Corporations,

and Abroad)

 

 

 

GoLexiGo Jamaica, WI

2017

Brill Kids International

 2011-2013

Your Baby Can Read ®

2010, 1011

WCU Overseas Program

Belair School,

Mandeville, Jamaica--

1978; 1980; 1984

Priory School, Kingston, Jamaica

1980, 1981

Colegio Parrish,

Barranquilla, Columbia,

South America--

1978

 

Department of Defense Schools

Germany

 

Staff Development

for Educators

(SDE seminars)

 

Heinemann Workshops

 

2012 edition--present

Series Author,

Zaner-Bloser

spelling series

Spelling Connections:

Words Into Language

1991-2012

 

Senior Author,

Zaner-Bloser

spelling series

Spelling Connections:

Words Into Language

Zaner-Bloser, Inc.

Honesdale, PA

1988

 

Starting Off

with Phonics

Modern Curriculum Press

Cleveland, OH

Review for 1985 revision

 

Senior Author,

Zaner-Bloser

spelling series

Spell It--Write!

1993, 1997

 

CSI Spelling Program (WT)

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.

San Francisco, CA--

1979