Yetta Goodman is credited with popularizing the concept of kidwatching. She is Regents Professor at the University of Arizona College of Education's Division of Language, Reading, and Culture. A book of her writings, Notes from A Kidwatcher: Selected Writings of Yetta M. Goodman, was edited by Sandra Wilde and published by Heinemann in 1996. She was recently awarded an honorary doctorate from Hofstra University.
Prisca Martens is an assistant professor of language education at Indiana University, Indianapolis. Martens researches, publishes, and conducts presentations and workshops in the areas of early literacy, reading, miscue analysis, and retrospective miscue analysis.