Dr. Holly Lane is the Director of the University of Florida Literacy Institute and a professor of special education. She is also the Director of the James Patterson Literacy Challenge, a statewide professional development initiative in Florida. Over her career, she has provided professional learning experiences for more than 100,000 teachers. Her research focuses on effective reading instruction and intervention and helping teachers develop the knowledge and skills they need to teach reading effectively. Dr. Lane has directed more than $17 million in grants to support reading research and the development of teachers and researchers, and she is the author of numerous publications related to literacy.