Professor Emeritus of Literacy, Culture, and Language Education at Indiana University–Bloomington; Adjunct Professor of Literacy Education at Mount Saint Vincent University
Jerome C. Harste, better known as “Jerry” or just plain “Harste” to hundreds of children and teachers, is a children’s book author (e.g., It Didn’t Frighten Me!, My Icky Picky Sister) as well as an author of numerous professional books and other publications (e.g., Beyond Reading and Writing: Curriculum, Inquiry & Multiple Ways of Knowing, Language Stories & Literacy Lessons, Creating Classrooms for Authors and Inquirers, Whole Language: Inquiring Voices Want to Know, New Policy Guidelines for Reading, Creating Critical Classrooms, Teaching Children’s Literature: It’s Critical; Negotiating Critical Literacies with Teachers). In addition, he has developed and hosted several videotape series which are available through Heinemann Publishing, The Authoring Cycle, Visions of Literacy). Dr. Harste’s areas of expertise are socio-psycholinguistics, social semiotics, reading comprehension, reading teacher education, early literacy, and more recently, critical literacy. Although he is officially retired from Indiana University, he continues to work as an Adjunct Professor for the Mount Saint Vincent University’s graduate program in literacy.