Stuart Greene, is an associate professor of English and Africana Studies at the University of Notre Dame. An award-winning teacher, he has served in a number of administrative roles, including the inaugural O’Malley Director of the University Writing Program (1997 – 2004), director and founder of the minor in Education, Schooling, and Society (2002 – 2012), and Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in Arts and Letters (2005 – 2010). For his service and expertise, he received the University’s prestigious Presidential Award and an Edmund P. Joyce Teaching Award in 2016, and the Ganey Faculty Community-Based Research Award in 2010. With April Lidinsky, he published a rhetoric and reader, From Inquiry to Academic Writing, now in its fourth edition (Boston, MA: Bedford Books). His research examines the intersections of race, poverty, and achievement in public schools. This work has led to the publication of his co-edited volume, Making Race Visible: Literacy Research for Racial Understanding (Teachers College Press, 2003), for which he won the National Council of Teachers of English Richard A. Meade Award in 2005. He has published a monograph, Race, Community, and Urban Schools: Partnering with African American Families (Teachers College Press, 2013), an edited collection, Literacy as a Civil Right (Peter Lang, 2008), and co-edited with Cathy Compton-Lilly, Bedtime Stories and Book Reports: Connecting Parent Involvement and Family Literacy (Teachers College Press, 2011). His current research focuses on literacy, youth empowerment and civic engagement in the context of university/community partnerships. This work appears in his edited collection Youth Voices, Public Spaces, and Civic Engagement (Routledge Press, 2016), Language Arts, Urban Education, and The Urban Review.