Nancy D. Kiger (Ed.D., Ball State University) has more than 40 years of experience in education. She is retired from the College of Education at the University of Central Florida, where for 15 years she taught courses in reading, language arts, and children's literature as well as supervised student teachers. She also taught at universities in Indiana and Missouri. She began teaching as an elementary classroom teacher; later she taught reading at the elementary and middle-school levels in Indiana. She has been a writer and editor of literacy materials for over 25 years.
J. David Cooper is a literacy consultant. He was formerly a Professor and the Director of Reading at Ball State University in Indiana. Prior to that, Cooper taught elementary and secondary school. Michael D. Robinson is currently a Curriculum Support Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction, Language Arts/Reading for Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Miami, Florida. Previously, he worked as a Title I Coordinator in Marion Community Schools, Marion, Indiana, where he developed programming for low-performing elementary students. Nancy D. Kiger taught reading, language arts, and children’s literature courses and supervised student teachers. Before her death in 2009, she was a writer and editor for educational publishers.