Author Bio

Lesley Mandel Morrow is a distinguished professor at Rutgers the State University of NJ where she is Director of the Center for Literacy Development. Dr. Morrow was president of IRA (ILA) and President of the Reading Hall of Fame. She has received the Literacy Research Association's Ocar Causey Award the ILAs William S. Gray award for outstanding research that has changed the field of literacy. Dr. Morrow has 300 publications in the form of books, articles and book chapter.

Susan M. Dougherty is an assistant professor of literacy education at Rider University in Lawrenceville, NJ. She works with future teachers and literacy specialists, with a particular interest in preparing them to support children who find literacy learning difficult. She and her colleagues Dana Robertson and Evelyn Ford- Connors have recently published a book focused on engaging and supporting all readers in grades 4-8.

Kenneth Kunz is a Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for the Wall Township Public Schools in Wall, New Jersey. Ken serves as President of the NJ Literacy Association, a Board Member of the Rutgers Center for Literacy Development, and Co-Chair of the Teacher Education Research Study Group (TERSG) at LRA.

Maureen Hall is a teacher. In over 40 years as an educator, she has taught at many grade levels and was a school administrator for eleven years. She currently teaches literacy at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education and delivers professional development through the Rutgers Center for Literacy Development throughout the state of New Jersey.


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