Dorothy S. Strickland, Ph.D., is Samuel DeWitt Proctor Professor of Education, Emerita, Rutgers University; New Brunswick, New Jersey. Dr. Strickland is the former president of the International Reading Association and Reading Hall of Fame. She received the International Reading Association’s Outstanding Teacher Educator of Reading Award, the National-Louis University Ferguson Award for Outstanding Contributions to Early Childhood Education, and the William S. Gray Citation of Merit. She served on the Common Core State Standards Validation Committee. Her publications include Essential Readings on Early Literacy, Literacy Leadership in Early Childhood, Bridging the Literacy Achievement Gap: 4—12, and Administration and Supervision of Reading Programs.