Randall J. Ryder

E-Mail: randall@uwm.edu
Phone: 651-342-1617
Mailing Address:
4430 McDonald Drive Court North
Stillwater, Minnesota 55082

Randall J. Ryder

Professor Emeritus
Department of Curriculum and Instruction


Randall J. Ryder formerly taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of literacy and instructional technology. His research interests include the effects of word frequency on students, acquisition of vocabulary, methods by which students acquire word knowledge, and the use of authentic assessments to assess students’ understanding. He is currently engaged in multi-year research grant from the National Science Foundation. Ryder served as the Secretary of the University.

Ryder's scholarly works have been published in numerous journals, including the Journal of Reading Behavior, Journal of Educational Psychology, Journal of Educational Research, Elementary School Journal, Reading Research and Instruction, and Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. He has also published several books, including "Reading and Learning in Content Areas" (4th edition, 2009), "Internet for Educators"(3rd edition, 2002), and "An Educator's Guide to the Internet" (2nd edition, 1997). Ryder earned an M.S. in psychology at the University of Colorado and a Ph.D. in education at the University of Minnesota.