Nancy Fichtman Dana is currently Professor of Education in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida, Gainesville. She began her career in education as an elementary school teacher in Hannibal Central Schools, New York. Since earning her PhD from Florida State University in 1991, she has been a passionate advocate for practitioner inquiry and the promise this movement holds to enable all educators to experience powerful, job-embedded professional learning. She has coached the practitioner research of numerous educators from various districts across the nation, as well as published six books and over 50 articles in professional journals and books focused on teacher and principal professional development and practitioner inquiry. Most recently, she has worked with the Lastinger Center for Learning at University of Florida and the Pinellas County School District to redesign professional development district-wide with inquiry at the core.