In Memoriam: Joanna Kellogg Uhry 1937-2019

Joanna Kellogg Uhry, a professor emerita of literacy education at Fordham University in New York, died late last month from complications of Parkinson’s disease. She was 82 years old.

A native of Charlotte, North Carolina, Uhry grew up in Michigan and attended a private preparatory school. She earned a bachelor’s degree in art history in 1959 at Brown University. That same year she married the playwright Alfred Uhry. After teaching at a private school in Manhattan for several years she enrolled in graduate school at Columbia University. There she earned two master’s degrees and an educational doctorate.

Dr. Uhry taught at Teachers College at Columbia University before joining the faculty at Fordham in 1994. At Fordham’s Graduate School of Education, she served as the chair of the division of curriculum and teaching, director of the advanced certification program in literacy, director of the initial teacher certification program, and coordinator of the childhood education program. She was the co-author of Dyslexia: Theory & Practice of Instruction (York Press, 2005)

Dr. Uhry retired from the Fordham faculty in 2015.


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