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researcher , urban education educator

Timothy Edward Shanahan, American urban education educator, researcher. Recipient Outstanding Teacher award Amoco Foundation, 1982, Presidential Citation for outstanding achievement University Delaware, 1994, Albert J. Harris award for outstanding research, 1997, Illinois Reading Council Reading Hall of Fame, 2002.


Shanahan, Timothy Edward was born on August 10, 1951 in Detroit, Michigan, United States. Son of Ignatius and Irene Alida (Duncan) Shanahan.


Bachelor, Oakland University, 1972. Master of Arts in Teaching of Reading, Oakland University, 1974. Doctor of Philosophy, University Delaware, 1980.


Professor University Illinois, Chicago, since 1980. Board directors Center for Literacy, University Illinois, Chicago. Advisory panel National Assessment Educational Progress, Princeton, New Jersey, since 1991.

President Illinois Literacy Resource Development Center, Urbana, 1999-2001. Member National Reading Panel, 1998-2000. Chair National Literacy Panel for Language Minority Youth, 2002-2006, chairman National Early Literacy Panel, since 2002.

Creator reading instruction program Treasury of Literature, 1995, Elements of Reading: Fluency.



Member delegations assembly School District 101, LaGrange, Illinois, 1991-1993. Fellow National Conference Research in English (director cooperative research 1988-1991). Member American Educational Research Association, International Reading Association (board directors 1998-2001, national English language arts standards committee 1994-1995, vice president 2004-2005, president since 2004, Milton D. Jacobson award 1982), Phi Kappa Phi.


Married Sherrell Sue Bolton, Aug.13, 1972. Children: Erin Rachael, Meagan Rebecca.

Ignatius Shanahan

Irene Alida (Duncan) Shanahan

Cynthia Tullis Hynd.

Erin Rachael Shanahan

Meagan Rebecca Shanahan