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Stevens Literacy Center

Welcome to the Edward Stevens Center for the Study and Development of Literacy and Language (Stevens Literacy Center). The Stevens Literacy Center is engaged in community outreach in numerous, diverse relationships with local schools, businesses, and other community agencies. This work supports the missions of The Patton College of Education and Ohio University.

Established in 1997 by Dr. Edward W. Stevens, Jr., a distinguished professor of history and philosophy of education, the Stevens Literacy Center focuses on improving lives by researching, developing and promoting literacy across the lifespan. The professional staff seeks and secures external funds to design and implement applied research projects that create solutions for issues of low-level literacy and language development.

The center is the parent organization for the Helen M. Robinson Center for Reading (a community tutoring center), and it provides adult workforce readiness education through the Aspire Grant Program. The Stevens Literacy Center co-sponsors a biannual literacy conference held at Ohio University. In addition, Ohio University's College Bound program is housed within the center.


For more information, please contact:

Dr. Julie Francis, Director
The Stevens Literacy Center
McCracken Hall 218
Athens, Ohio 45701
T: 740.593.0677
F: 740.593.4144