Joseph P. McDonald is a professor of Teaching and Learning at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development. His research interests include the policies and practices of school reform, the deep dynamics of teaching, and the creation of new settings for teacher education. He was the first Director of Research at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University, where he also taught for many years, and was Senior Researcher at the Coalition of Essential Schools. He is the author or coauthor of nine books, including Teaching: Making Sense of an Uncertain Craft, Going to Scale with New School Designs, and Going Online with Protocols. McDonald was a high school teacher for 17 years, and principal of a small public high school. He lives in New York City and Wareham, Massachusetts, with Beth McDonald and their West Highland Terrier, Harry.