Lisa Lenhart is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Akron. She is currently the Director of the college’s Center for Literacy and is PI on numerous grants. For the past several years, she has been engaged in creating online professional development for teachers. She has co-authored several books including Oral Language and Early Literacy in Preschool with Kathleen Roskos and Reading and Learning to Read, a popular textbook. Prior to her work at The University of Akron, Lisa taught in Ohio’s schools for more than 10 years. In her free time Lisa likes to read, bake and hike. She is married to Matt and the mother of two daughters, Hannah and Emma.