P. David Pearson (Ph. D., University of Minnesota) is the co-principal investigator for Seeds of Science/Roots of Reading and a faculty member in the Language and Literacy Program at University of California, Berkeley, where he served as Dean from 2001-2010. His research focuses on reading instruction and assessment. Before joining UCB in 2001, David was the John A. Hannah distinguished professor of education at Michigan State and co-director of the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement (CIERA). He has written and co-edited numerous books and articles, including the Handbook of Reading Research. David has also been presented with numerous prestigious awards. Most recently David was awarded with the AERA Distinguished Contributions to Research in Education Award (2010).
For more information about Dr. Pearson please visit his faculty website at UCB.