James Bucky Carter, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of English Education at the University of Texas at El Paso. His work focuses on literacy issues and popular culture's connections to education, specifically those inherent in sequential art narratives (comics and graphic novels). His work has appeared in Marvels and Tales, ImageTexT, and International Journal of Comic Art. He has taught middle school, high school, community college, and university courses. In addition to writing lesson plans for ReadWriteThink, Carter has contributed material to the Parent & Afterschool Resources section of the site. An NCTE member, he is the editor of Building Literacy Connections with Graphic Novels: Page by Page, Panel by Panel, a collection of essays geared toward giving middle and high school teachers ideas for how to use graphic novels in their classrooms.