Camille L. Z. Blachowicz, PhD, is Co-Director of the Reading Leadership Institute at The National College of Education of National Louis University where she is Distinguished Research Professor emeritus. She has researched, written, and presented extensively on the topic of vocabulary instruction which is the subject of several of her books, including Vocabulary Naturally:Raising Word Wizards!, Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms, No More “Look Up the List” Vocabulary Instruction and Teaching Academic Vocabulary K–8: Effective Practices across the Curriculum. Dr. Blachowicz has been both a Fulbright and a Spencer Fellow and been co-principal investigator of several federal and state literacy research grants. She also co-authored of the Illinois Snapshots of Early literacy and several sets of instructional materials for school age students. Dr. Blachowicz was named to the roster of Outstanding Teacher Educators in Reading by the International Reading Association and is also a member of the Reading Hall of Fame.