Kim Jaxon is an assistant professor of English at CSU, Chico. She received her Ph.D. at UC, Berkeley in the Language & Literacy, Society & Culture program in the Graduate School of Education. Her research interests focus on theories of literacy, the teaching and learning of writing, and teacher education. While attending UC, Berkeley, she worked in a wide range of classroom settings while supporting Bay Area teachers in developing research projects, many focused on the use of technology in their classrooms. Her recent research focuses on rescuing the concept of participation. She is also a gamer and a self proclaimed geek.