Cathy Collins Block is a Professor of Education at Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas. She is a member of the Board of Directors and/or Editorial Boards for the American Psychological Association, International Reading Association, and National Reading Conference. Cathy was the recipient of the prestigious Paul A. Witty Award for Meritorious Service from the International Reading Association (1998), received the TCU Chancellor’s Award for Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar, 2005, and has been honored as one of the Outstanding People of the 20th Century, 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 20th Century, Who’s Who in the World, and Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
Cathy has written numerous college textbooks, is an author of the Stanford Early School Achievement Test (The Psychological Corporation), and has written more than 80 research articles. She served on the National Faculty for the University of Notre Dame. She was the Chairperson of the National Commission to Infuse Thinking Development Into the Curriculum (Washington, D.C., 1991–92). Cathy has also served as a consultant to numerous school districts in the United States, Canada, Germany, Hungary, Russia, and Finland, as well as several corporations and government agencies including the U.S. Department of Commerce, Wishbone PBS Series, Walt Disney, and IBM.
In addition to coauthoring the Scholastic Literacy Kits and being a program author on Scholastic Literacy Place®, Cathy is an author on the new Scholastic Early Childhood Program for PreKindergarten and Powerful Vocabulary for Reading Success (Grades 3–6).
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