Taffy E. Raphael, creator of the Question Answer Relationships (QAR) framework, has researched teaching QAR comprehension strategies since the 1980s. She is a member of the faculty in Literacy Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago and has written numerous research articles and books, including QAR Now (Scholastic, 2006), which she coauthored with Kathryn Au.
Kathryn H. Au, who served as president of the International Reading Association from 20092010, is an educational consultant and former professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. She has published widely on the topic of literacy instruction and diversity, including Multicultural Issues and Literacy Achievement (Erlbaum). Coauthor of QAR Now, her current work focuses on school change that improves student achievement.