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P. David Pearson

University of California, Berkeley

P. David Pearson (@PDavidPearson) is an emeritus faculty member in the Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Berkeley, where he served as dean from 2001 to 2010. In 1990, he received the William S. Gray Citation of Merit, awarded to ILA members who have made outstanding contributions to literacy research, theory, practice, and policy. Twenty-two years later, the Literacy Research Association created the P. David Pearson Scholarly Influence Award, a nod to how much of an impact his work has had on literacy practice. He served as the inaugural chair of ILA's Literacy Research Panel and is currently immersed in several projects on literacy history and policy.