Dr. Jeffrey Wilhelm is an internationally known teacher, author and presenter. He has been a full-time classroom teacher for 15 years and a university professor now for 26 years (and counting!). Jeff Wilhelm is currently a Distinguished Professor of English Education at Boise State as well as the founding director of the Boise State Writing Project (He was also the founding director of the Maine Writing Project!). He also teaches middle or high schoolers each spring.
He has authored 42 texts about literacy teaching including: You Gotta BE the Book, which earned him the NCTE Promising Research Award. He received the Russell Award for Distinguished Research for both Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys on the literate lives of boys and READING UNBOUND on the nature and power of pleasure reading. His latest books are PLANNING POWERFUL INSTRUCTION: 7 MUST MAKE MOVES OF TEACHING AND LEARNING on how to operationalize the major research agreements from across the learning sciences, and DIVING DEEP INTO NONFICTION on teaching complex nonfiction through Rabinowitz’s rules of notice. His newest book, just out in February 2023, is FIGHTING FAKE NEWS: IDENTIFYING AND INTERROGATING INFORMATION POLLUTION. He currently directs a demonstration site in teaching the dispositions of democracy, with an emphasis on news literacy and controlling for information pollution in teaching K-College and across the curriculum.