Jeff Wilhelm

EMPOWER for Effective Teaching


A classroom teacher for 15 years, Jeffrey Wilhelm is currently Distinguished Professor of Literacy Education at Boise State University and is the founding director of the Maine and Boise State Writing Projects. He is the author or co-author of 40 books about literacy teaching and learning. He has earned the NCTE’s Promising Research award for You Gotta Be the Book, and the David H. Russell Award for Research for Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys, which explores the literate lives of young men both in school and out, and for Reading Unbound, a groundbreaking exploration of the powers of pleasure reading and how to promote them. Jeff has devoted his professional career to helping teachers help their students, and he is particularly devoted to equitably assisting students who are considered to be reluctant, struggling, or at-risk in any way. He is an internationally acclaimed speaker.