Margaret Johnson CEO, Sabi
ItzaBitza would not have happened without Diana! Diana is simply amazing.

Bill Nelson, CEO, Little Planet Learning
Diana's work has been key for our company. We always turn to her first for the best in learning and literacy expertise. Several of our award-winning educational products owe both strategic components and creative content to her talents.

Margaret Johnson, Director, Microsoft Incubation
At Microsoft we are working hard to use technology for improving the lives of knowledge workers and children. When my team was asked to understand how we could best use technology to advance reading skills, I turned to Diana Sharp for reading science leadership.

Diana has been absolutely amazing. She has provided breakthrough ideas and led the way in helping us apply reading research to our work. Diana's documents and explanations are something we keep going back to as we work to understand the challenges of using technology for improving children's reading.

Diana is exceptionally easy to work with and provides deep insights from historical and up-to-date research for any question we have. Every once in a while we have the privilege to work with the very best in the field. Diana Sharp is definitely one of these people.

Dr. Jack Mostow, Director, Project LISTEN: A Reading Tutor that Listens, Research Professor (Robotics, Language Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction, Automatic Learning and Discovery, Interdisciplinary Educational Research) School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University.
Based on Diana's experience as a fellow Principal Investigator in the Interagency Educational Research Initiative (a major research program co-sponsored by the Department of Education, the National Science Foundation, and the National Institutes of Mental Health), I hired her to visit, review, and critique my research project. Her insightful comments gave us a wealth of ideas with substantial impact on our work, and she is a pleasure to work with. Dr. Sharp is sharp indeed.

Larry Berger, CEO, Wireless Generation
Diana is a deeply substantive and thoroughly entertaining speaker and writer who has a great way of communicating academic research results to teachers and other professionals. I'm an admirer of her work as an education researcher and we are always delighted when we can get her involved with research and development projects in our company.

Project LISTEN, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University
Project review and consultation for speech-recognition software (The Reading Tutor).

Toni Contini, Principal, Emerson Elementary School, Massillon, OH.
When Diana came to us as a consultant from the MacArthur Foundation, she did an outstanding job of reporting what was seen, heard, and felt by everyone. It was really our pleasure in working with her. She was never a stranger to us.

Kristen W. Neal, Ph.D., Director of Product Development, Modern Red SchoolHouse
Diana has a wealth of expertise in literacy. With her seminar at our staff retreat, Diana helped us all learn about DIBELS (Dynamic Indicators of Basic Early Literacy Skills), its practical uses, and its implications for teachers in today's Reading First environment. She researched our needs thoroughly and tailored her information to fit them.

Robbie Bryan, Community Relations Manager, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Brentwood, TN
Diana was a delightful presenter at our Barnes & Noble Educator's night. The session (Motivation Matters: Latest, Greatest Ideas for Turning Today's Kids into Excited, Successful Readers) was highly interactive, and the participants obviously enjoyed and valued what they learned.

Nancy Vye, Ph.D., Research Scientist, College of Education, University of Washington
Diana is a truly unique person who possesses deep academic knowledge about reading processes and reading research, and a wonderfully creative spirit, as evidenced by her delightful works of children's fiction. Diana has contributed at every level to advance children's early reading--in the areas of software design, research, and educator and community development--and she has done so with much grace and purpose. I have had the great pleasure to collaborate with Diana many times over the years, and I am always enriched by the opportunity.