Carol D. Lee is the Edwina S. Tarry Professor of Education in the School of Education and Social Policy and in African-American Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and President of the National Academy of Education. She is a past President of the American Educational Research Association, past President of the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy, and past Co-chair of the Research Assembly of the National Council of Teachers of English. She is a recipient of the 2021 McGraw Prize in Learning Science Research, the Walder Award for Research Excellence at Northwestern University, and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education. Her work focuses on culturally responsive teaching. Her most recent book is Culture, Literacy and Learning: Taking Bloom in the Midst of the Whirlwind.