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Meet Professor Susan Lenski
Meet Professor Susan Lenski

Susan Davis Lenski, EdD, is a professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruaction at Portland State University in Oregon. Before joining the faculty at PSU, Dr. Lenski taught in public schools for 20 years and at Illinois State University for 11 years. Her teaching experiences include working with children from kindergarten through high school. Dr. Lenski currently teaches graduate reading and language arts courses.

Dr. Lenski has been recognized by several organizations for her commitment to education. Among her numerous awards, Dr. Lenski was presented with the Nila Banton Smith Award from the International Reading Association; she was instrumental in her school receiving an Exemplary Reading program Award from the International Reading Association; and she was conducted into the Illinois Reading Hall of Fame. She served on the International Reading Association Board of Directors (2004-2007).

Dr. Lenski's research interests focus on strategic reading and writing and adolescent literacy. She also conducts research on preparing teacher candidates. She has conducted numerous presentations in the United States, Canada, Guatemala, the Philippines, and Panama, and has presented at many state and national conferences. Dr. Lenski has published over 60 articles and twelve books.

Susan Lenski, EdD
Portland State University
Graduate School of Education
Curriculum and Instruction
PO Box 751
615 SW Harrison
Room 602H
Portland, OR 97207-0751
Phone: 503-725-5403
Fax: 503-725-8475
Email: sjlenski@pdx.edu