Joseph Dimino, Ph.D. has had experience as a general education teacher, special education teacher, administrator, behavior specialist, and researcher. Currently, he is the deputy executive director of Instructional Research Group. As a co-principal investigator, he developed and conducted professional development for national studies assessing the impact reading comprehension and vocabulary instruction on teaching practices and student achievement. He was on the team that developed the Observation Measure for Vocabulary Instruction (OMVI). He was also a co-developer of the observer training for this measure. Dr. Dimino has extensive experience developing and providing professional development to teachers, administrators, instructional assistants and parents, in the areas of classroom management, early reading intervention, and vocabulary and reading comprehension instruction. Dr. Dimino was a panel member for the RTI Reading Practice Guide, the Foundational Reading Skills Practice Guide and a researcher for the RTI Mathematics Practice Guide and the updated English Learner Practice Guide. He is the lead developer and author for A Professional Learning Community Facilitator’s Guide to Accompany Teaching Academic Content and Literacy to English Learners in Educator’s Practice Guide. Dr. Dimino has co-authored books in reading comprehension, early reading interventions and vocabulary instruction. He consults nationally in these areas and presents at state, national and international conferences. Dr. Dimino has published in numerous peer reviewed scholarly journals.