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Jack Cassidy, American academic administrator, educator. Named to Elected Reading Hall of Fame, 2010.


Cassidy, Jack was born on March 12, 1941 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States.


Bachelor in English, Gettysburg College, Philadelphia, 1962. Master of Education in Secondary Education, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, 1975.


Teacher Hawaii Department Public Instruction, Island Kauai, Lihue, 1965-1969. Instructor Temple University, 1970-1971. Reading supervisor Newark School District, Delaware, 1972—1978.

Professor Millersville University, Pennsylvania, 1998. Associate dean College Education Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University, Corpus Christi, since 1998. Special consultant Educational Testing Service, 1977-1993.


  • Other Work

    • Senior author: Basic Life Skills, Macmillan Literature Series, Read-Reason-Write, Scribner Reading Series. Contributor articles to professional journals.


Coach Community Swim Teams, Kapaa, Hawaii, 1967-1968. Member International Reading Association (legislation committee 1975-1976, director 1976-1979, president 1982-1983), Diamond State Reading Association (president 1974-1975), National Council Teachers English, Council Exceptional Children, Association Gifted, National Association Gifted, National Council Accreditation Teacher Education (Executive Board since 1986, chairman 1988-1989), College Reading Association (director) 1994-1997), Phi Delta Kappa.


Married; 2 children.