Dr. Brandi Noll is an Assistant Professor at Ashland University in Ashland, Ohio where she teaches literacy courses. She is a former teacher, reading specialist and literacy coach. Dr. Noll earned her masters of Reading at Malone University in Canton, Ohio and her PhD in Elementary Education with a focus in Literacy at The University of Akron in Akron, Ohio. Dr. Noll has presented both locally and nationally at a variety of literacy related conferences including the International Reading Association’s National Conference. She has also published articles in a variety of journals and online sites. Dr. Noll lives near Canton, Ohio with her husband and three children, and enjoys working onsite with local teachers in order to bring research into their classrooms.