Dr. Renee Moran is an Associate Professor of Reading Education. She teaches undergraduate courses in literacy for pre-service teachers as well as graduate students pursuing master's degrees in Elementary Education and Reading Education. She received her PhD in Teacher Education with a concentration in Literacy from the University of Tennessee. Prior, she taught for a decade in the public schools of California and North Carolina in grades Kindergarten, first, and fifth. Her research interests include the integration of science, literacy, and computation, the impact of policy on teacher decision making, and the internationalization of pre-service teacher courses. Dr. Moran currently serves on the Policy and Legislative Committee for the Literacy Research Association and as an editor of The Literacy Association Journal of Tennessee. To date. she has published 11 book chapters and 23 refereed journal articles at the state and national level in journals such as Language Arts, Educational Studies, and the Journal of Early Childhood Literacy. Additionally, Dr. Moran co-edited the book Innovative Strategies for Science Literacy Integration in Classroom Environments. She has presented 73 times at the local, state, regional, national, and international level at organizations such as the International Literacy Association, the Literacy Research Association, and the National Council of Teachers of English. She also has been co-principal investigator on both local, state, and federal grants primarily focusing on the integration of science, literacy, and computational thinking.