Curt Dudley-Marling is a professor in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College, where he teaches courses in literacy and language arts. His research interests focus on struggling readers and writers, the social construction of learning identities, and the potential of high-expectation curricula with low-achieving students. He is the author or coauthor of a number of books with Heinemann, including A Family Affair (2000); Readers and Writers with a Difference, Second Edition (1996); Who Owns Learning? (1994); When Students Have Time to Talk (1991); and the James N. Britton Award-winning Living with Uncertainty (1997). Most recently, Curt has coauthored with Patricia Paugh A Classroom Teacher's Guide to Struggling Readers (2004) and A Classroom Teacher's Guide to Struggling Writers (2009).
Patricia Paugh is an assistant professor in the Curriculum & Instruction department at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research interests include school-university research partnerships, equitable access to academic literacy, critical literacy, and the value of practitioner research in teachers' professional development. Pat has also published several articles based on collaborative research projects with classroom teachers in urban public schools. Most recently, Patricia has coauthored with Curt Dudley-Marling A Classroom Teacher's Guide to Struggling Readers (2004) and A Classroom Teacher's Guide to Struggling Writers (2009).