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J. Richard Gentry


J. Richard Gentry, Ph.D is an internationally acclaimed author, researcher, and educational consultant known for his ground-breaking work in education on topics such as early literacy; best-practices for reading, writing, and spelling; and dyslexia. In addition to authoring 17 books, 2 textbook series, and numerous journal and magazine articles, he blogs for Psychology Today magazine offering commentary on a range of topics including education and policy, reading and the brain, baby/toddler reading, and educational standards.

Richard has served as an elementary school teacher, a university professor and director of a university reading center, and he continues to be actively involved with children in schools while consulting both nationally and internationally. He received a BA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and a PhD from the University of Virginia. Richard currently resides in Mobile, Alabama.