Eunice N. Askov
Ph. D.,
University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1969


The Pennsylvania State University
Adult Education Program

314 Keller Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802-1303
(814) 865-0597

Areas of interest:

  • Family Literacy
  • Technology for Instruction
  • Workplace Literacy
  • Special Needs Populations
  • Staff Development
  Distinguished Professor of Education
Co-Director, Goodling Institute for Research in Family Literacy
Co-Director, Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy


Institute for the Study of Adult Literacy

Goodling Institute


As co-director for research of the two Institutes, she provides leadership and research in adult literacy through various projects relating to family literacy, applications of technology to instruction, workplace literacy, special needs populations, and staff development. She was also the first Literacy Leader Fellow at the National Institute for Literacy in Washington, DC, carrying out research related to skill standards and workplace literacy. She has also conducted research in adult literacy at the University of Western Australia under a Fulbright Senior Scholar's Award (1983). She was named Distinguished Fellow , The Flinders University (Adelaide, Australia), Institute of International Education (1998), given the University of Wisconsin, School of Education Alumni Achievement Award (1994), the Penn State College of Education Career Achievement Award (1999) and named a university Distinguished Professor in 2001.

In addition to numerous journal articles and book chapters, she is author of four textbooks on reading instruction. On a sabbatical leave in 1993, she studied applications of technology in adult literacy in developed and developing countries in travels around the world. On sabbatical leave in 2000-2001, she studied applications of web-based distance education in adult literacy programs. She was on the Board of Directors of the American Association for Adult & Continuing Education. She serves on the National Coalition for Literacy as well as on various editorial boards for research publications.



The Pennsylvania State University
College of Education
Adult Education Program
314 Keller Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-3781
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