Ira Aaron, professor emeritus of reading education, was named one of 100 Distinguished Alumni by the University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development.
Aaron, who helped begin the reading education program at UGA, served on the faculty at the College of Education for 37 years (1948-85). He was founder of the university’s Reading Clinic, which remains one of the oldest continuously run reading clinics in the nation.
A national leader in the field of reading education, Aaron served as president of the International Reading Association and the Reading Hall of Fame, into which he was inducted in 1983. In his retirement, he is a co-reviewer of award-winning children’s books from around the world.