Susan Fleming is currently an instructor of writing in the Lesley University Continuing Education Program. She earned her Ed.M. at Harvard Graduate School of Education and her Ph.D. at Lesley, where she became a senior lecturer teaching children’s literature. A former primary grade teacher and editor of reading manuals, Fleming is also the author of numerous professional articles and three novels for young readers. Her research interests include gender differences in children’s writing and the lives of nineteenth-century women educators.