Shelley B. Wepner is dean and professor in the School of Education of Manhattanville College. She was a reading teacher/specialist, Title I teacher, and K–8 curriculum supervisor in three school districts before becoming a faculty member and administrator in higher education. She has served as editor of The Reading Instruction Journal of the New Jersey Reading Association, column editor for The Reading Teacher of the International Reading Association, and chairperson of the Technology and Teacher Education Committee of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. She has published more than 140 articles, book chapters, award-winning software packages, and books, which are most recently related to connections between K–12 education and higher education and leadership skills for effectively supporting teacher education and literacy development. Her most recent book publications are Changing Suburbs, Changing Students: Helping School Leaders Face the Challenges (2012) and the 5th edition of The Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs (2014).