About the Author
Zhihui Fang (Ph.D., Purdue University) is Professor of Language and Literacy Education in the School of Teaching and Learning at the University of Florida, where he also coordinates the Reading Education program. He specializes in content area reading and writing, language development, and teacher education. His recent research focuses on the role of language in construing disciplinary knowledge and in shaping students literacy development. He is particularly interested in exploring the use of evidence-based language and literacy practices to support science teaching and learning. Zhihui has authored over 70 publications that include books, book chapters, and journal articles. His Reading in Secondary Content Areas: A Language-Based Pedagogy (University of Michigan Press, 2008), co-authored with Mary Schleppegrell, describes a new approach to teaching reading in the subjects of science, mathematics, social studies, and language arts. He can be contacted at email@example.com.
Mary J. Schleppegrell" is Associate Professor of Linguistics and Chair of the Linguistics Graduate Group at the University of California, Davis. She has experience teaching at all levels of schooling and is currently engaged in research on teaching and learning in various subject areas, including science, history, and English as a Second Language. She has a teaching credential from California State University, Sacramento, an MA in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from American University in Cairo, Egypt, and a Ph.D. from Georgetown University. She is co-editor, with M. Cecilia Colombi, of "Developing Advanced Literacy in First and Second Languages: Meaning with Power" and numerous articles on language and education.