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NMSU professor named editor of New Mexico Journal of Reading

The New Mexico International Reading Association appointed New Mexico State University associate professor Anita Hernandez to serve as editor for the New Mexico Journal of Reading.

A portrait photo of Anita Hernandez as she sits at her desk holding a pen.
Anita Hernandez is named editor for the New Mexico Journal of Reading, a publication of the New Mexico International Reading Association. (photo by Darren Phillips)

Hernandez will oversea the NMJOR, a peer-reviewed journal published primarily for classroom teachers, reading teachers, reading specialists, interested parents, university instructors and school administrators. She will serve as a co-editor with Jose Montelongo, a school librarian for Canutillo Independent School District in Canutillo, Texas.

Since 1980, the journal has published articles on reading for all ages as well as manuscripts on current issues, events and research related to reading. As new editors, they are looking to include adult literary articles in the journal as well.

Hernandez is currently the Don and Sarah Kidd Chair in Literacy in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction within the College of Education. A former program director, Hernandez is currently the principal investigator for a $1.8 million federal grant to provide professional development in literacy for teachers of English learners. She has also coordinated a college migrant program for children of farm working families.

The NMJOR is a publication of the New Mexico State Council of the International Reading Association, which has nine local councils throughout the state of New Mexico.

The International Reading Association, with more than 70,000 individual and institutional members worldwide, is dedicated to promoting reading by continuously advancing the quality of literacy instruction and research worldwide.

For more information, please visit www.nmira.org.