Bachelor, Birmingham-Southern College, 1963. Postgraduate, Harvard University, 1963—1964. Master of Education, College William and Mary, 1969.
Doctor of Philosophy, University Virginia, 1977.
Teacher Public Schools, 1966—1975. Instructor Jacksonville Florida University, 1970—1971, Rhode Island College, Providence, 1973—1974, University Virginia, Charlottesville, 1975—1977. Assistant professor education Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1977—1983, associate professor, 1983—1986.
Associate professor education University Michigan, Ann Arbor, 1986—1990, professor, since 1990, Center Research Learning & Schooling, since 1986, Combined Program Psychology & Education, since 1986, faculty associate linguistics, since 1987, director computers early literacy projects, since 1987. Consultant in field; member advisory board One-To-One Learning Center, Wilmette, Illinois, 1980—1982, Solomon Schecter Schools, 1985—1986, University Michigan Childrens Center, 1986—1989. Child development consultant International Games, Inc., 1984—1989, Prime Time School television, 1980—1986, Nickelodeon News, 1984—1986, Hughes Public Educational television, 1990—1991.
Consultant The Network & Apple Computer, Inc., 1988—1990, Hughes Public television, since 1990, Childrens television Workshops, 1986—1987, Nickolodean, 1989. Commissioned papers National Academy of Sciences, 1990, OERI, 1991. President Literacy Development and Young Children Special Interest Group, 1988—1990.
Chair committee early childhood testing National Council Teachers English, 1989—1992. Chair reading language early childhood committee Ireland Republican Army, since 1991. Founding member Center Early Literacy Processes, University Rome, 1988.
Treasurer National Conference on Research in English, 1990—1993. Member editorial board research journals Reading Research Quarterly, Journal Reading Behavior, Journal Written Communication, Early Childhood Research Quarterly, Journal Education Computing Research Language Arts. Senior author McGraw-Hill Reading, McGraw Hill English textbook series, 1989—1991, McGraw-Hill Integrated Language Arts.
Member of advisory board One-To-One Learning Center, Wilmette, Illinois, 1980-1982, Solomon Schecter Schools, 1985-1986, University of Michigan Children"s Center, 1986-1989. Fellow APA, National Council Research in English. Member American Ednl.\r\nResearch Association, American Psychological Association, International Reading Association, European Association Research Learning and Schooling, National Council of Teachers of English, National Reading Conference, Society Research in Child Devel, Phi Beta Kappa.
Married Mitchell Frank Rouzie Sulzby, July 8, 1980. 1 child Kiran Elizabeth.