Althier M. Lazar is professor of education at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Althier’s research focuses on the ways teachers evolve in their understandings of race, class, culture, and literacy, and how these understandings translate to social equity teaching. Her books include Learning to Be Literacy Teachers in Urban Schools: Stories of Growth and Change and Practicing What We Teach: How Culturally Responsive Literacy Classrooms Make a Difference, with coeditor Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt. Althier has published in a number of scholarly journals, including The Journal of Literacy Research, The Reading Teacher, Action in Teacher Education, and The Journal of Reading Education. She works with teachers to help them examine their social and cultural positions relative to the students they serve.