Renee Hobbs is one of the nation’s leading authorities on media literacy education. She is a Professor of Communication at Temple University’s School of Communication and Theater, where she founded the Media Education Lab, a center for research and community service in media literacy. She has created numerous award-winning multimedia curriculum materials for K-12 English language arts educators and students. Her new book, Teaching the Media: Media Literacy in High School English (2007, Teachers College Press) provides the first large-scale empirical evidence of the impact of media literacy education on adolescents’ reading comprehension and critical analysis skills. She teaches a graduate course in the theory and practice of media literacy education, and her students have developed a wikiversity site that captures some of the key ideas from the course.