James Nageldinger is an assistant professor at Elmira College in upstate New York, where he works as a teacher educator. An undergraduate degree in theatre arts first got him interested in the idea that expressive oral reading was related to silent reading comprehension. After earning a master’s in special education from the University of Washington, he spent his early years in education working with struggling readers in a high-poverty remote part of the Big Island of Hawaii. James’s increasing inquiry into reading fluency led him to Kent State University, where he pursued a doctorate in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis on literacy. His dissertation, under the direction of Drs. Timothy Rasinski and William Bintz, on the collateral impact of school theatre programs on struggling readers was singled out for the American Reading Forum’s 2014 Outstanding Graduate Student Research Paper Award. In addition to several book chapters on various aspects of reading fluency, his scholarly work can be found in numerous publications including The Reading Teacher, Language Experience Forum Journal, and the Journal of Educational Research.