Dr. Thomas DeVere Wolsey teaches online for the University of Central Florida. He worked in public schools for more than 20 years, teaching English, social studies, and other elective classes. He earned his doctorate at the University of San Diego/San Diego State University, and he holds a masters degree in educational administration from California State University at San Bernardino. His articles on literacy and technology have appeared in The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, Action in Teacher Education, The California Reader, The Journal of Educational Administration, The International Journal on e-Learning, The Journal of Education, and The Journal of Literacy Research and Instruction. He serves on the review boards of several journals, including The Reading Teacher and The Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy. His recent books include Learning to Predict and Learning from Predictions: How Thinking about What Might Happen Next Helps Students Learn, Literacy Growth for Every Child, Transforming Writing Instruction in the Digital Age: Techniques for Grades 5–12, and Teaching the Language Arts: Forward Thinking in Today’s Classrooms.
Wolsey is interested in how literacy intersects with online and physical learning spaces, writing as a feature of learning about disciplines (e.g., mathematics, social studies), and writing in digital environments.