Rachel Karchmer-Klein, PhD, is an associate professor at the University of Delaware where she teaches undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral level courses in literacy and educational technology. She earned her doctorate in reading education at Syracuse University. Previously a classroom teacher and reading specialist, Dr. Karchmer-Klein began her university career at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research investigates relationships among literacy skills, digital tools, and teacher preparation, with particular emphasis on technology-infused instructional design. Her overall goal is to improve preservice and practicing teachers’ knowledge of how to leverage technological affordances to support students’ literacy learning. Dr. Karchmer-Klein’s work initially focused on K–12 instructional practices and has now expanded to include research on university faculty’s use of technology in online course design. She taught her first fully online course in 2003 and now coordinates and teaches in two fully online graduate programs in education.