Hiller A. Spires is an alumni-distinguished graduate professor at the College of Education and senior research fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at North Carolina State University. She directs the New Literacies & Global Learning master’s program and the New Literacies Collaborative at NC State. Her research focuses on the integration of emerging technologies in order to illustrate research-based best practices for digital and disciplinary literacy learning with diverse populations. She also studies teacher and student inquiry processes during collaboration on compelling issues across time, space, and culture. She has authored over 200 peer-reviewed articles and scholarly papers. Dr. Spires was the founding director of the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation from 2002–2006 and recently helped create a state-of-the-art high school in Suzhou, China.