Emery Petchauer is an associate professor in the departments of Teacher Education and English at Michigan State University. His areas of expertise include high-stakes tests, teacher racial diversity, English education, and urban arts -- particularly hip-hop culture. His books include Hip-Hop Culture in College Students Lives (Routledge, 2012), the first scholarly study of hip-hop on college campuses, and -- most recently -- Navigating Teacher Licensure Exams: Success and Self-Discovery on the High-Stakes Path to the Classroom (Routledge, 2019). In 2018, he was awarded the Innovation in Research on Equity and Social Justice in Teacher
Education Award from the American Educational Research Association.