Jeffery D. Nokes is an associate professor in the History Department at Brigham Young University. He earned a PhD in teaching and learning from the University of Utah, with an emphasis on literacy in secondary social studies classrooms. A former middle school and high school teacher, his research focuses on history teaching and learning, historical literacy, and preparing young people for civic engagement. He is the author of Building Students’ Historical Literacies: Learning to Read and Reason with Historical Texts and Evidence and coauthored Explorers of the American West: Mapping the World through Primary Documents. Jeff has published several journal articles and book chapters on the topic of historical literacy, literacy instruction, and teacher preparation. He has received middle school, high school, and university teaching awards and currently teaches historian’s craft, building historical literacies, and teaching methods courses for prospective social studies and history teachers. Jeff enjoys hiking and traveling with his wife, children, and grandchildren.