Susan Watts-Taffe, PhD, is an associate professor of literacy education at the University of Cincinnati, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses and coordinates professional development opportunities for teachers in the region. She regularly teaches online courses in the University’s Reading Endorsement program, which was launched under her direction. She has served on several national committees, including the International Reading Association’s RTI Commission, and her articles appear in journals such as Reading Research Quarterly, The Reading Teacher, and Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. She is co-author (with Camille Blachowicz, Peter Fisher, and Donna Ogle) of Teaching Academic Vocabulary K–8: Effective Practice Across the Curriculum (Guilford Press, 2013) and (with Carolyn B. Gwinn) Integrating Literacy and Technology: Effective Practice in Grades K–6 (Guilford Press, 2007). Her research interests include literacy-technology integration, vocabulary instruction, and teacher professional development. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her two children and her husband in Cincinnati, Ohio.