Priscilla Griffith is a professor of literacy education in the Department of Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum where she teaches undergraduate and graduate students. Her work crosses several domains including literacy acquisition and teacher education. She has applied her expertise in these areas as an editor of professional journals including The Reading Teacher and Action in Teacher Education, as a consultant for school districts, and as a classroom teacher. She is a past president of the Florida Reading Association and the Oklahoma Reading Association, and she works regularly with teachers as Director of the Oklahoma Writing Project, a site of the National Writing Project. Her most recent research has been in pre-k classrooms through the Early Reading First grants at the University of Oklahoma. She is co-author of Literacy for Young Children: A Guide for Early Childhood Educators published by Corwin Press in 2008. Dr. Griffith received her doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction with emphases in Reading Education and Statistics and Research from the University of Texas at Austin. She holds a master's degree in Elementary Education from Prairie View A&M University, and a bachelors of science degree in Elementary Education from the University of Texas at Austin.