Elyse Eidman-Aadahl is the Executive Director of the National Writing Project (NWP), a network of nearly 175 literacy-focused professional development and research communities located at universities across all 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Based at the University of California-Berkeley, the NWP leads nationally networked learning and research initiatives for educators working in K-12, university, and out-of-school settings. A recipient of the Hollis Caswell Award for Curriculum Studies, Eidman-Aadahl holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum Theory from the University of Maryland College Park. Her scholarship includes studies of literacy and learning in the context of our new digital, networked ecology as well as research into how educators of diverse backgrounds research and reason together about this social transformation, literacy, equity, and agency for themselves, their subject areas, and their youth. She is a broadly published author and presenter, well-known for writing books such as Because Digital Writing Matters and Writing for a Change: Boosting Literacy and Learning through Social Action, and for leading large-scale practitioner-research projects.