Margo A. Mastropieri

John Wills Lloyd teaches and conducts research at the University of Virginia. He has studied reading problems as a part of his work with the UVA Learning Disabilities Research Institute and the Center for the Improvement of Early Reading Achievement.


Margaret P. Weiss is Learning Specialist in the Student-Athlete Academic Support Services for Virginia Tech. In addition to serving as the co-editor of the Website TeachingLD, she is co-author of Learning Disabilities: Foundations, Characteristics, and Effective Teaching (Allyn & Bacon, 2004).


Margo Mastropieri, who is a University Professor at George Mason University, studies the inclusion of students with disabilities in general education. Among her many books are Teaching Students Ways to Remember: Strategies for Learning Mnemonically (Brookline Books, 1991), and The Inclusive Classroom: Strategies for Effective Teaching (Prentice Hall, 2006).


Michael C. McKenna is the Jewell Professor of Education at the University of Virginia. He has co-written many books, including Differentiated Reading Instruction: Strategies for the Primary Grades (Guilford Press, 2007) and Reading Research at Work: Foundations of Effective Practice (Guildford Press, 2006).