About the Center

The Center for Literacy is a multidisciplinary team of educators and scholars who serve the community by promoting teaching, learning and professional development around traditional and new literacies. 


Dr. Lisa Lenhart, Director
(330) 972-6664

Meet the Staff

Services Offered

For Families

  • Supports the development of a focused and coordinated community literacy program, and develops strategies for scaling up parental involvement activities through the Summit Council for Reading Readiness

    For UA Students

    • Vanita Oelschlager, our Writer-in-Residence, offers her books and expertise at campus events. Check the Center website for details.

    For Teachers

    • Our Upcoming Events offer research-based strategies, new materials, and time to learn with colleagues.

    The Center for Literacy
    College of Education
    The University of Akron
    Central Hower Community School 305
    Akron, OH  44325-4205
    (330) 972-8494