Richard Beach is Professor Emeritus of English Education at the University of Minnesota. He is co-author of 26 books, including: Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum: A Literacy-Based Framework and Guide; Teaching Language as Action in the ELA Classroom; Teaching Literature to Adolescents; Teaching Climate Change to Adolescents, Reading, Writing, and Making a Difference; Understanding and Creating Digital Texts: An Activity-Based Approach;Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards; and Identity-focused ELA Teaching: A Curriculum Framework for Diverse Learners and Contexts. His research focuses on students use of language for enacting relations with others, adolescents use of writing to reflect on their identifies, and use of digital tools for responding to and creating texts. He served as the organizing editor for the annual Annotated Bibliography of Research for Research in the Teaching of English from 2003 to 2013, former President of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy (NCRLL) and President of the Literacy Research Association. He received the 2009 Computers in Reading Research Award from The Technology in Literacy Education Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association.