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Michael W. Smith, a professor in Temple University’s College of Education, joined the ranks of college teachers after eleven years of teaching high school English. His research focuses on understanding both how adolescents and adults engage with texts outside school and how teachers can use those understandings to devise more motivating and effective instruction inside schools.  Jon-Philip Imbrenda, an assistant professor in the Department of Doctoral Studies in Literacy at Salisbury University, has taught reading and writing to high school and college students for over 15 years.  He is a recipient of the Sigol Award from the International Society for Technology in Education and the Dr. Rita Wolotkiewicz award for outstanding professional achievement in education.  His scholarly work has appeared in Written Communication and Research in the Teaching of English