Luis C. Moll is Professor of Language, Reading and Culture at the College of Education, University of Arizona. His research addresses the connections among culture, psychology and education, especially in relation to the education of Latino children in the US. Among other studies, he has analyzed the quality of classroom teaching, examined literacy instruction in English and Spanish, and studied how literacy takes place in the broader social contexts of household and community life. He is presently analyzing data from a longitudinal study of biliteracy development in children.

He has served on the editorial board of several journals, including the American Educational Research Journal, Educational Researcher, Reading Research Quarterly, Journal of Literacy Research, Cultura y Educacion (Spain), Theory into Practice, and Mind, Culture, and Activity. He recently co-edited a new book, a  volume titled "Funds of knowledge: Theorizing practices in households, communities, and classrooms." (2005). He was elected to membership in the National Academy of Education in 1998. He currently serves on the Academy's Board of Directors.