Joshi Named Regents Professor
Dr. R. Malatesha (Malt) Joshi now holds the highest honor bestowed by the Texas A&M University System, earning the award of Regents Professor. The Texas A&M University System Board of Regents made the announcement on November 10, selecting Dr. Joshi and eleven other Texas A&M faculty members.
Dr. Joshi has been with Texas A&M since 2000 and currently serves as a Professor of Literacy Education in the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Culture and Educational Psychology in the School of Education and Human Development (SEHD). During his time in Aggieland, he also served as a reading program co-coordinator and SEHD Associate Dean for Graduate Program Development.
“I am very pleased to receive the Regents Professor Award,” said Dr. Joshi. “I must mention that without the collaboration of my colleagues at Texas A&M University and other universities in the nation and abroad, as well as my outstanding doctoral students, my work would not have been possible.”
To become a Regents Professor, faculty must sustain a record of exemplary performance in teaching, research and service. Dr. Joshi’s contributions to all areas of literacy have earned him national and global recognition. His research and practice areas include special education and African American and Hispanic literacy. In 2021, he was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame.
“Dr. Joshi has demonstrated a sustained record of excellence for more than 20 years of service bringing national and international recognition to Texas A&M University,” said Dr. Michael A. de Miranda, Dean of the School of Education and Human Development. “Simply put, Dr. Joshi’s work has shaped the field of understanding literacy development. His groundbreaking theoretical models on reading relating to the Simple View of Reading and developing the Componential Model of Reading (CMR) have been the subject of hundreds of research studies and cited thousands of times.”
Dr. Joshi joins Drs. Linda Parrish, Rafael Lara-Alecio, Beverly Irby and Christine Stanley as Regents Professors representing SEHD.
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