Althier Lazar, Ph.D.

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Within the field of literacy studies, Althier Lazar is an established scholar with expertise in the area of preparing teachers to serve the literacy needs of children in underserved, culturally nondominant communities. Her books include: Schools of Promise for Multilingual Students: Transforming Literacies, Learning, and Lives with Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt (2018, Teachers College Press), New Teachers in Urban Schools: Journeys Toward Social Equity Teaching with Leslie Reich (2016, Springer), Reconceptualizing Literacy in the New Age of Multiculturalism and Pluralism with Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt (Information Age, 2015), Getting to Know Ourselves and Others Through the ABCs: A Journey Toward Intercultural Understanding with Claudia Finkbeiner (2015, Information Age), Bridging Literacy and Equity: The Essential Guide to Social Equity Teaching with Patricia Edwards and Gwendolyn McMillon (Teachers College Press, 2012), Practicing What We Teach: How Culturally Responsive Literacy Classrooms Make a Difference with Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt (Teachers College Press, 2011), and Learning to Be Literacy Teachers in Urban Schools: Stories of Growth and Change (2004, International Reading Association). Dr. Lazar has published in several scholarly journals, including Teaching and Teacher Education, The Urban Review, Journal of Literacy Research, Journal of Reading Education, The Reading Teacher, The Journal of Reading Education, The Reading Professor, The National Reading Conference Yearbook, Action in Teacher Education Journal of Family Diversity, and College Teaching.

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