Norman A. Stahl is professor emeritus and the past chairperson of literacy education at Northern Illinois University. Over the years his scholarship has focused on postsecondary reading/learning strategy instruction via texts, content analyses, instructional reviews, empirical research, commentaries, organizational histories, and methodological pieces on history and oral history. He has received honors for his scholarship and service from the National Association for Developmental Education, the College Reading and Learning Association, the College Literacy and Learning Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, and the Literacy Research Association. He served as president of the Literacy Research Association, the Association of Literacy Educators and Researchers, the History of Reading Special Interest Group of the International Reading Association, and the College Reading and Learning Association, and was chair of the American Reading Forum. He is a national fellow of the Council of Learning Assistance and Developmental Education Associations.