Art Graesser’s contributions to the field of text and discourse are substantial, impactful, and unique. He has been one of the leading researchers in the fields of text comprehension, question answering, and intelligent tutoring systems. Art has been at the heart of the Society for Text and Discourse by playing a role in its inception in 1990, helping found the Society’s journal Discourse Processes (1978), serving as editor of the journal (1996-2005), and presiding over the society (2007-2010). Art’s unparalleled quest for interdisciplinary research is evidenced by collaborations and publications in over a half-dozen diverse research areas. He has published over 500 scholarly writings, has authored two books, and edited eleven books. He has secured over 30 million in grant funds, and has designed, developed, and tested cutting-edge software in learning, language, emotion, and discourse technologies. Art’s outstanding research legacy is paralleled only by his reputation as a wonderful mentor and loyal friend.