Dr. Katherine A. Dougherty Stahl is a literacy consultant who focuses on translating research into practice. Before entering academia, Dr. Stahl taught in public elementary school classrooms for over 25 years. She was Clinical Professor of Reading at New York University (2006-2021), where she taught graduate courses and served as Director of both the Literacy Program and NYU Literacy Clinic. As a consortium member of the NYS RTI/MTSS Demonstration School Projects (K-5 2010-2015; Middle School 2015-2020)., Dr. Stahl worked with school reform efforts across the state of New York. She is the author or coauthor of many articles, chapters, and books, including the widely used “Assessment for Reading Instruction.” Dr. Stahl is a recipient of the Jeanne Chall Visiting Researcher Award from Harvard University and the Teaching Excellence Award from the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development at New York University.