Stephen Rushton is an Associate Professor in the Childhood Education Department at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee, and he has been teaching for USF for the last eight years. He supervises student teachers and teaches courses in research, elementary education methods, and the writing process. Dr. Rushton previously taught elementary education for twelve years in Ontario, Canada, and Oakridge, Tennessee. He conducts research on teacher effectiveness, brain-research, and personality types using the Myers-Briggs Personality Inventory. He received his B.Sc. and B.Ed. from Queen's University in Canada and his M.S. and Ph.D. from the University of Tennessee, where he is presently the Coordinator for the Masters of Arts in Teaching program.