Timothy Rasinski has been engaged in practical and scholarly activity in literacy education since the late 1970s when he worked as an elementary school intervention reading teacher. His interest in fluency developed as he observed that a disproportionate number of students he worked with manifested difficulties in some aspect of reading fluency. His dissertation study on reading fluency at the Ohio State University in 1985 developed a theoretical model of reading that included reading fluency as a critical component. Since coming to Kent State University in 1988, where he is currently a professor of literacy education, Tim has continued to study reading fluency, especially as it impacts struggling readers. Tim’s scholarly work has been published in major scholarly journals such as The Reading Teacher, Reading Research Quarterly, Reading Psychology, and the Journal of Educational Research. His scholarly contributions to the field of literacy education also include stints as an editor of The Reading Teacher and the Journal of Literacy Research. Tim served a 3-year term on the board of directors of the International Reading Association and is a sought-after speaker at professional conferences on literacy education. In 2010, Tim was inducted into the International Reading Hall of Fame.