Jennifer Buehler taught high school English for ten years before earning a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan’s Joint Program in English and Education. As a teacher consultant with the Eastern Michigan Writing Project, Jennifer regularly led workshops on young adult literature for parents, teachers, and students in university methods classes. She was also a long-time member of the Eastern Michigan Writing Project teacher research group. Now Assistant Professor of English Education at Saint Louis University, Jennifer teaches classes on young adult literature, writing pedagogy, English methods, and urban education. She is the host of Text Messages, a monthly podcast on young adult literature produced for ReadWriteThink.org. She serves on the board of NCTE's Assembly on Literature for Adolescents (ALAN), and she was a member of ALAN’s first Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award Committee. Her articles and essays have appeared in English Journal, English Education, The ALAN Review, Multicultural Perspectives, the American Educational Research Journal, and the Journal of Teacher Education.