Stephen M. Fishman teaches philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. Lucille McCarthy teaches composition and literature at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Together, Fishman and McCarthy have conducted a number of theory/practice studies of the classroom. These have appeared in College English, Research in the Teaching of English, Written Communication, and College Composition and Communication. In addition, Fishman and McCarthy have coauthored two books, John Dewey and the Challenge of Classroom Practice (1998) and Unplayed Tapes: A Personal History of Collaborative Teacher Research (2000).