Susanne Picchi, M.A. is an Associate Professor and Co-Coordinator of Developmental Reading at Joliet Junior College. She has extensive experience as a secondary English teacher and reading specialist. She presents regularly on vocabulary strategies for adult learners and infusing reading instruction into all subject areas. She has consulted for the Chicago Area Writing Project. Her professional service features many activities for the Illinois Reading Council including board member, Co Chair of the Intellectual Freedom Committee, and offices in the Secondary Reading League.