Dan Woods received his PhD from Virginia Tech majoring in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on English Education. Before pursuing his PhD, Dan taught middle and high school English in Roanoke City and Montgomery County. He earned his M.A.Ed. from Virginia Tech, as well as a B.S. and M.A. in English from Radford University. His research interests include teacher education, critical literacy, and social justice. As of August 2011 he has been an Assistant Professor of English Education at Radford University. Dr. Woods is also member of the Executive Board of the Virginia Association of Teachers of English and editor of The Virginia English Journal.