Dr. John A. McCracken graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 1975 with a degree in Christian Education, and from Miami University with a B.S. degree in Elementary Education in 1978 and a M.A. degree in Language Arts in 1984. He taught elementary school for 20 years; eight years in the United States and twelve years at Seoul Foreign School in Seoul, South Korea. In 2001, he earned his Ph.D. in Children’s Literature from The Ohio State University.