RICHLAND – WSU Tri-Cities Professor Terrell Young was inducted into the Washington Organization for Reading Development (WORD) Hall of Fame in recognition of his work on behalf of early childhood literacy.

Young is professor of literacy education at WSU Tri-Cities. He focuses on literature-based practices in elementary and secondary classrooms, with particular interest in English language learners, struggling readers, content literacy and comprehension. Young has been a WSU professor since 1990.

His professional involvement with the WORD includes serving as the vice president, president, conference committee chairman, and International Reading Association coordinator for Washington for four years. The Hall of Fame honor usually is reserved for a retiree.

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Professor Young’s profile can be found online at