Laurie Henry has a bachelor's degree in special education and master's degree in education from the University of Connecticut. She taught middle school language arts and math for several years before heading back to UConn, where she earned a Ph.D. in Cognition and Instruction with an emphasis on literacy and technology.
In 2007, Dr. Henry joined the faculty at University of Kentucky as an assistant professor of early adolescent literacy. Her research interests include the new literacies of online reading comprehension at the middle school level and social equity issues related to the digital divide.
Laurie is a member of the ReadWriteThink.org Advisory Board. She also belongs to several professional organizations including the International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English and the National Research Council. She is also a member of Pi Lambda Theta and the Golden Key Honor Society.