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Dr. La'Tara Osborne-Lampkin Appointed AERA Committee Chair

Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) Associate in Research Dr. La’Tara Osborne-Lampkin has been appointed chair of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), Division L Educational Policy and Politics, Affirmative Action (Diversity, Inclusion & Equity) Committee.

Division L stimulates informed and systematic analysis, research, evaluation, and debate about education policy, including political, economic, legal, and fiscal issues. Dr. Osborne-Lampkin will be charged with increasing and broadening the scope of Division L membership. She also serves on the Division L Program Committee and represents the Division on the AERA Affirmative Action Council. This appointment is aligned with Dr. Osborne-Lampkin’s research interest and commitment to diversity in higher education, with a particular focus on improving the recruitment and retention of underrepresented faculty and students.

The Florida Center for Reading Research is a multidisciplinary research center at Florida State University that explores all aspects of reading research — basic research into literacy-related skills for typically developing readers and those who struggle, studies of effective prevention and intervention, and psychometric work on formative assessment. For more information, please contact Nathan Archer at narcher@fcrr.org.