Linda Gambrell
Distinguished Professor of Education


  • Reading and literacy

Linda B. Gambrell is distinguished professor of education in the Eugene T. Moore School of Education at Clemson University, where she teaches graduate and undergraduate literacy courses. She has served as president of the three leading professional organizations for reading, the International Reading Association, National Reading Conference/Literacy Research Association, and College Reading Association/Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers. She currently serves as co-editor of Reading Research Quarterly. Her major research areas are literacy motivation, reading comprehension, and the role of discussion in teaching and learning. Her research has been published in major scholarly journals including Reading Research Quarterly, Educational Psychologist, Elementary School Journal, and Journal of Educational Research.  In 2004 Gambrell was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame. She has received professional honors and awards, including the Literacy Research Association Oscar Causey Award and the International Reading Association William S. Gray Award in 2011.