Victoria J. Risko, Professor Emerita, Vanderbilt University has been on the faculty for over 35 years, a member of the language, literacy, and culture area of the Department of Teaching and Learning. Vicki was the 2011-2012 President of the International Reading Association (IRA) and a member of IRA’s Board of Directors from 2002– 2005. Vicki, a former classroom teacher and reading specialist, received her B.S. in English and Elementary Education from the University of Pittsburgh, and her M.A. and Ed.D. in Reading Education and Learning Disabilities from West Virginia University. She conducts professional development sessions for teachers, literacy specialists, and literacy coaches and has worked with teachers throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
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