Jill FitzgeraldJill Fitzgerald, PhD, is Research Professor and Professor Emerita at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former primary-grades teacher and reading specialist, she conducts research on literacy issues for multilingual learners, understanding text complexity, and vocabulary measurement. Dr. Fitzgerald is a member of the Reading Hall of Fame, a Fellow of the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and a recipient of research awards from Phi Delta Kappa, the International Reading Association, and the AERA. With more than 100 publications, she is associate editor of the Journal of Educational Psychology and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. She has also been a review panelist for the Office of Education, the Institute of Education, the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute for Literacy.