George G. Hruby, Ph.D.
Associate Research Professor,
Director of Collaborative Center for Literacy Development
Collaborative Center for Literacy Development
George Hruby is the Executive Director of the Collaborative Center for Literacy Development, and Associate Research Professor of literacy education in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. Hruby came to UK in 2010 from Utah State University where he taught teacher professional development courses in learning theory, reading psychology, and literacy instruction methods.
In addition to his Ph.D. in Reading Education, he holds a BA in English from Syracuse University, and an M.Ed. in Language Education from the University of Georgia. He spent several years in workplace literacy and training design before being certified as a high school English teacher. Dr. Hruby also taught developmental college reading, and worked with elementary students in a reading clinic. His scholarship involves critical syntheses of interdisciplinary research relatable to literacy education, most notably educational neuroscience. His work has appeared in such journals as Reading Research Quarterly, the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Education, the British Journal of Educational Psychology, and in several research handbooks.