Robert Pritchard

Robert Pritchard

Chair, Department of Teacher Education

Office: 203B Eureka Hall
Office Phone: (916) 278-6680

Background Information

CSU faculty member 1987-present; Ph.D. in Reading Education and Second Language Learning, Indiana University. Former K-12 ESL teacher and reading specialist. Former Peace Corps Volunteer, Republic of Palau.

Research Interests

Language and literacy development for English learners; professional development for teachers and faculty; identification of reading strategies.


  • O'Hara, S., & Pritchard, R.H. (2008). Teaching Vocabulary with Hypermedia, 6-12. Columbus, OH: Pearson.

  • Pritchard, R.H., & O'Hara, S. (2008). Reading in Spanish and English: A Comparative Study of Processing Strategies. The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, 51(8), 630-638.

  • O'Hara, S., & Pritchard, R.H. (2008). Meeting the Challenge of Diversity: Professional Development for Teacher Educators. Teacher Education Quarterly, Winter, 43-61.