John Willinsky is currently Khosla Family Professor of Education at Stanford University, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He received his BA in English from Laurentian University, his MEd in Educational Theory from the University of Toronto/Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, and his PhD in Educational Foundations from Dalhousie University. His publications include The Triumph of Literature/The Fate of Literacy: Teaching English in the High School; The New Literacy: Redefining Reading and Writing in the Schools; Empire of Words: the Reign of the OED; Learning to Divide the World: Education at Empire’s End, for which he won the Book of the Year Award from the American Educational Research Association in 1998; and The Access Principle: The Case for Open Access to Research and Scholarship. His most recent book is The Intellectual Properties of Learning: A Prehistory from Saint Jerome to John Locke. He directs the Public Knowledge Project at Stanford University and Simon Fraser University, which aims to improve the scholarly quality of and access to research and scholarship.