Joan C. Fingon, Professor of Reading and Education at California State University, Los Angeles, teaches in the M.A. in Education, Option in Reading Program and the EdD Program in Educational Leadership. She serves as the university’s literacy faculty council representative for the California State University Center of Advancement for Reading and is President of Inter-Cities Literacy Association, a local council of California Reading Association affiliated with the International Reading Association. Her interests include classroom research in literacy and assessment and advocating for empowering teachers to promote literacy for all students. Dr. Fingon has authored many articles in scholarly journals and newsletters and this is her first co-edited book publication.