Author Team

Altis Reach is authored by some of the leading minds in literacy education and is proven effective in schools around the country.

  • Timothy Shanahan, Ph.D.
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Urban Education, University of Illinois at Chicago; Founding Director of the Center for Literacy and Chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction; Principal Investigator of the National Title I Study of Implementation and Outcomes; Past President, International Reading Association; Presidential Appointee, Advisory Board of the National Institute for Literacy.

  • Shane Templeton, Ph.D.
  • Foundation Professor Emeritus of Literacy Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno; Extensive research on developmental word knowledge in elementary, middle, and high school students with many research and instructional publications to his credit; Member of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary.

  • Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D.
  • Professor of Literacy Education at Kent State University; author of over 150 articles and books on reading fluency and word study, reading in the elementary and middle grades, and readers who struggle; Co-Editor of the Journal of Literacy Research; former Member of the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association and Co-Editor of The Reading Teacher, former President of the College Reading Association.

  • Ben Brady
  • Executive Director of the Children’s Literacy Foundation; creator of numerous impactful instructional programs with a focus on struggling readers, especially those at risk of becoming drop-outs; Founder and former President of Rigby Education.

  • Andrew Morrison
  • Founder of both Earobics® and Altis® Reach, and successful author of several highly honored and impactful technology-based language and literacy programs.