Beverley E. Crane has taught English-language arts and ESL at the middle-, high-school and college levels. She conducted workshops for K-12 teachers on such topics as literacy, writing and the writing process, ESL and integrating technology into the curriculum. She also created educational materials and conducted workshops for K-12 library media specialists and teachers on using online searching in the curriculum. She presented throughout the United States across curriculum areas at conferences. As director of the English Education Program at San Jose State University for five years, she worked closely with classroom teachers and administrators to provide guidelines for mentor teachers supervising English student teachers at SJSU. She creates training materials, including distance education online courses and self-paced module in searching techniques for Dialog and is editor of the Dialog customer e-newsletters. She is the author of three previous books published by Neal-Schuman.