Il-Hee Kim is an Associate Professor in the College of Education and Public Policy at IPFW. He earned a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his doctoral study, he served as a research assistant at the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois and worked with many elementary school teachers for various research projects. His major research interests are literacy education and development of critical thinking skills. His research has been published in major education journals, including Discourse Processes, Reading Research Quarterly, and Journal of the Learning Sciences. Since 2009, he has served as a director of Appleseed Writing Project Indiana, which is an affiliate of the National Writing Project. He is currently teaching reading methods and educational psychology courses to undergraduate and graduate students.