Charles A. MacArthur, PhD, is Professor of Special Education in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. Dr. MacArthur's major research interests include understanding writing development and difficulties, designing instruction for struggling writers, applying technology to support reading and writing, and understanding learning processes in inclusive classrooms. He is currently principal investigator of a federally funded research project investigating instruction in decoding and spelling for adult basic education students. He is editor of the Journal of Special Education.
Steve Graham, EdD, is the Curry Ingram Professor in the Peabody College of Education and Human Development at Vanderbilt University. Dr. Graham's research has focused on identifying the factors that contribute to writing development and writing difficulties, developing and validating effective instructional procedures for struggling writers, and using technology to enhance writing performance. He is the former editor of Contemporary Educational Psychology and the current editor of Exceptional Children. He is also the author, with Karen R. Harris, of Writing Better (2005) and Making the Writing Process Work (1996), and, with H. Lee Swanson and Karen R. Harris, the coeditor of the Handbook of Learning Disabilities (2003).
Jill Fitzgerald, PhD, is Associate Dean and Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill, where she has taught since 1979. Her primary research interests center on literacy issues for multilingual learners and early literacy development in relation to literacy instruction reform efforts. She has received the American Educational Research Association's Outstanding Review of Research Award and (with George Noblit) the International Reading Association's Dina Feitelson Award for Research. She currently serves on editorial boards for several research journals, including the Journal of Educational Psychology, Reading Research Quarterly, and Contemporary Educational Psychology.