Dr. Robert Jean LeBlanc is Associate Professor of ELA/Literacy and Board of Governors Research Chair in Literacy Studies at the University of Lethbridge. He holds a PhD in Reading/Writing/Literacy from the University of Pennsylvania, where he received the 2017 Outstanding Dissertation Award from the AERA Catholic Education SIG. A former high school English teacher, he conducts research on literacy, classroom discourse, and secondary ELA. Dr. LeBlanc is currently conducting research which explores genre fiction and literary instruction in high school classrooms. His work has appeared in journals such as Language & Communication, Research in the Teaching of English, Linguistics and Education, Written Communication, Classroom Discourse, Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, Curriculum Inquiry, Journal of Literacy Research, and The Reading Teacher.