Daniel A. Wagner

Daniel A. Wagner

Dr. Daniel A. Wagner is Professor in the Penn Graduate School of Education and was founding Director of the Literacy Research Center at the University of Pennsylvania in 1983. Since 1990, he has served as Director of the federally funded National Center on Adult Literacy (NCAL), as well as Director of the International Literacy Institute, which was co-established in 1994 by UNESCO and the University of Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. in psychology at the University of Michigan, was a two-year postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University, a Visiting Fellow at the International Institute of Education Planning in Paris, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Geneva (Switzerland) and Fulbright Scholar at the University of Paris-V. Dr. Wagner has extensive experience in national and international educational issues. Among his more than 130 professional publications, Dr. Wagner has published the following books:; Literacy: An International Handbook (1999); and New Technologies for Literary and Adult Education (2005), Monitoring and Evaluation of ICT in Education Projects: A Handbook for Developing Countries. (2005); Learning and ICT: Supporting Out-of-School Youth and Adults (2006). 

Education: BS (Operations Research Engineering) Cornell University 1968, MA (Experimental Psychology) University of Michigan 1971, PhD (Developmental Psychology) University of Michigan 1976.

Areas of Expertise: International education and development - Literacy, learning and cognition in children, youth, and adults - Language acquisition and multi-lingualism - Educational technologies - Educational psychology

Literacy.org involvement: Founder and Director, and UNESCO Chair