P. David Pearson

Outstanding Achievement Award Recipient

College of Education and Human Development, May 5, 2006

P. David Pearson received his Ph.D. in reading education from the University of Minnesota in 1969. Today, he serves as Dean of the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, and as a faculty member in its Language and Literacy program. He is described as a distinguished scholar and as a major leader in the field of education. Nationally he is considered as one of the top experts in the field of literacy and renowned in the broader field of education. He is the author of 15 books and more than 150 refereed journal articles. He is the recipient of the most prestigious honors awarded by the major national and international associations in reading, including the William S. Gray Citation of Merit from the International Reading Association, the Oscar Causey Award for Contributions to Reading Research from the National Reading Conference, and the Alan Purves Award from the National Council of Teachers of English. He was also elected to the membership of the National Academy of Education.

Biographies are as-of time of award presentation.