Betty D. Roeis Professor Emerita at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville and was Director of Doctoral Studies for the College of Education.nbsp; She has taught courses in reading and language arts methods, library science, and computers, and has supervised reading practicum students and student teachers across all grade levels and all subject areas.nbsp; She received her Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.nbsp; She is a former classroom teacher and has worked with diagnosis and remediation of reading difficulties for students in all grade levels in clinical situations.nbsp; Betty has authored or co-authored 47 books, most of which are college methods textbooks, and numerous professional journal articles.nbsp; She has given many professional presentations on reading and language arts instruction, as well as storytelling presentations for all age groups, locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally.nbsp; She is active in several professional organizations at local, state, national, and international levels. nbsp; Sandra Hope Smith, Associate Professor in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at Tennessee Technological University, received a Master of Arts Degree in Special Education in 1981, a Specialist in Education Degree in Curriculum/Reading in 1989, and a Doctor of Education Degree with a concentration in Curriculum and Instruction in 2006.nbsp; Sandra currently serves as the Director of Teacher Education and coordinates all of the field and clinical experiences for preservice candidates in licensure programs.nbsp; She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in literacy and assessment, and facilitates the introduction to teaching courses for the College of Education.nbsp; She presents regularly at state and national conferences and has co-authored books in the fields of storytelling, literacy development, and the teaching of reading in elementary and middle schools. nbsp; Elinor P. Ross, Professor Emerita from Tennessee Technological University, taught reading methods and childrenrsquo;s literature courses for 31 years.nbsp; She has authored or co-authored 21 books and has presented papers regionally, nationally, and internationally.nbsp; She coordinates the Reading Is Fundamental program, edits two newsletters, and tutors at a local elementary school.
Paul C. Burns is Associate Professor Emeritus of Classical, Near Eastern and Religious Studies at the University of British Columbia, Canada.