Joanne Schudt Caldwell is the co-author/author of seven titles includingThe Qualitative Reading Inventory-4 andReading problems: Assessment and Teaching Strategies both published by Allyn & Bacon. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Marquette University and currently teaches Literacy and Language Development at Cardinal Stritch University. In 1996 she received the Outstanding Service Award from the Wisconsin State Reading Association, as well as the Wisconsin Teacher Educator of the Year Award in 1997 and the Achievement Award from Marquette University School of Education in 2005.Lauren Leslie received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Iowa and is currently Emeritus Professor at Marquette University where she served as the director of the Hartman Literacy Center for many years. She has published over 25 research articles, and she is the co-author of the Qualitative Reading Inventory-4. She received the Albert J. Harris Award from International Reading Association (2001) for article written with L. Allen, " Factors that predict success in an early literacy intervention program." She also received the Mary Neville Bielefeld Award for Career Achievement for her contributions to teaching, research and service, particularly the mentoring of women faculty and students.
JoAnne Schudt Caldwell is Associate Dean of the College of Education and former chair of the Reading Language Arts Department at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has actively participated in state task forces involving changes in teacher certification and standards implementation. She is coauthor of The Qualitative Reading Inventory (with Lauren Leslie, 2001).