Charles A. MacArthur, PhD, is a professor emeritus of special education and literacy in the School of Education at the University of Delaware. His major research interests include writing development and instruction for students with learning disabilities and other struggling writers, development of self-regulated strategies, adult literacy, and applications of technology to support reading and writing. He is principal investigator of a research project evaluating a curriculum for college developmental writing courses based on self-regulated strategy instruction.
MacArthur is coeditor of the Journal of Writing Research and serves on the editorial boards of several other journals. He has published more than 100 articles and book chapters and co-authored or co-edited several books, including Handbook of Writing Research, Best Practices in Writing Instruction and Developing Strategic Writers Through Genre Instruction: Resources for Grades 3–5.