Utah State University Professor D. Ray Reutzel, who serves as the Emma Eccles Jones Endowed Chair of Early Childhood, has been inducted into the International Reading Hall of Fame. Reutzel is the first inductee to the Reading Hall of Fame from the state of Utah. Since the founding of the Reading Hall of Fame in 1973, he is the only one of 16 inducted scholars west of the Mississippi River. Current Reading Hall of Fame membership is comprised of 116 scholars, 25 international and 91 members in the United States. Reutzel, a professor of early childhood literacy education, says he is extremely honored with the prestigious award.
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