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Alverman Name: Donna Alvermann, GA, USA
Bio: Donna Alvermann is the University of Georgia Appointed Distinguished Research Professor of Language and Literacy Education. Her research focuses on young people’s digital literacies and use of popular media. Her co-edited books include: Adolescents and Literacies in a Digital World; Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents’ Lives (3rd ed.); Adolescents’ Online Literacies: and Connecting Classrooms, Digital Media, & Popular Culture. Join her at www.becoming3lectric.com, an interactive website for multimodal remixing.
Bailey.png Name: Dr. Kathleen Bailey, CA, USA
Bio: Kathleen Bailey is a professor of Applied Linguistics at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. Her research interests include teacher education and supervision, classroom research, and language assessment. Dr. Bailey was the president of TESOL (1998-99). Since 2009, Dr. Bailey has been the President and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of TIRF – The International Research Foundation for English Language Education. She is also the Second VP of American Association of Applied Linguistics.
Beach Name: Richard Beach, MN, USA
Bio: Richard Beach is Professor Emeritus of English Education at the University of Minnesota. He is author or co-author of Understanding and Creating Digital Texts: An Activity-Based Approach (http://digitalwriting.pbworks.com), Using Apps for Learning Across the Curriculum: A Literacy-Based Framework and Guide (http://usingipads.pbworks.com), Teaching to Exceed the English Language Arts Common Core State Standards (http://englishccss.pbworks.com), Literacy Tools in the Classroom: Teaching Through Critical Inquiry, Grades 5-12 (http://literacytooluses.pbworks.com); and Teaching Literature to Adolescents (http://teachingliterature.pbworks.com).
Chandler-Olcott Name: Kelly Chandler-Olcott, NY, USA
Bio: Kelly Chandler-Olcott is professor and Chair of Syracuse University’s Reading & Language Arts Center. A former secondary English and social studies teacher, she now teaches courses in content literacy and English methods. Her research interests include adolescents’ technology-mediated literacy practices, classroom-based inquiry by teachers, and inclusive approaches to literacy instruction. She has published five books and more than 60 book chapters and articles.
Congdon.png Name: Kristin G. Congdon, FL, USA
Bio: Kristin G. Congdon is Professor Emerita of Philosophy and Humanities at the University of Central Florida. She has published extensively on folk art, community art, multi-cultural art education, and feminism. Her authored or co-authored books include Happy Clouds, Happy Trees: The Bob Ross Phenomenon (2014), American Folk Art: A Regional Reference (2012), Just Above the Water: Florida Folk Art (2006), and Community Art in Action (2004). She has been recognized with national and international awards and has served as senior editor of both Studies in Art Education and The Journal for Research in Art Education.
davenport2 Name: Melanie Davenport, GA, USA, Founding Editor
Bio: Melanie Davenport is Associate Professor of Art Education at Georgia State University. After several years in public schools as an elementary art teacher and adaptive art specialist, Davenport earned her PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at Indiana University in 2001. Her research interests include international-comparative art education, intercultural art education, animation pedagogy, gerontology, and visual culture art education. Her global experiences include teaching in Japan and Mexico, working with indigenous students and urban populations, and serving as a World Councilor for the International Society for Education through Art (2008 – 2011).
Flint.png Name: Amy Seely Flint, GA, USA
Bio: Dr. Amy Seely Flint is a professor and member of the graduate faculty in the College of Education and Human Development at Georgia State University. Dr. Flint’s research interests include early literacy development, critical literacy, and teacher professional development. She is Principal Investigator on a USAID funded international grant, located in South Africa, which focuses on teacher professional development and integration of digital technologies into literacy learning.
Freer Name: Patrick K. Freer, GA, USA
Bio: Patrick K. Freer is Professor of Choral Music Education and interim Director of the School of Music at Georgia State University. He holds degrees from Westminster Choir College and Teachers College, Columbia University. He has guest conducted or presented in 36 states and 18 countries. Dr. Freer is Academic Editor of Music Educators Journal and has authored articles in most of the field’s leading national and international journals.
Hiebert.png Name: Dr. Elfrieda “Freddy” Hiebert, WI, USA
Bio: Dr. Elfrieda “Freddy” Hiebert (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) has had a long career as a literacy educator, first as a teacher’s aide and teacher of primary-level students in California and, subsequently, as a teacher educator and researcher at the universities of Kentucky, Colorado-Boulder, Michigan, and California-Berkeley. Her research, which addresses how fluency, vocabulary, and knowledge can be fostered through appropriate texts, has been published in numerous scholarly journals and books.
Hinchman Name: Kathleen A. Hinchman, NY, USA
Bio: Kathleen A. Hinchman is Professor in the Reading and Language Arts Department and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the School of Education at Syracuse University. A former middle school teacher, she teaches literacy methods courses and doctoral seminars. Her scholarship includes numerous grants, books, and articles, including Reconceptualizing the Literacies in Adolescents’ Lives and Best Practices in Adolescent Literacy Instruction. Her current work is on literacy-related middle school reform.
Hollins.png Name: Dr. Etta R. Hollins, MO, USA
Bio: Etta R. Hollins, Ph. D. is the Kauffman Endowed Chair for Urban Teacher Education at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. Her scholarship has focused on the preparation of teachers for urban and underserved students. She is interested in promoting dialogue among all stakeholders and policy makers on professional standards for classroom practices and approaches to assessing the readiness of candidates for professional teaching practice in classrooms serving students from diverse cultural and experiential backgrounds.
Hynds Name: Susan Hynds, NY, USA
Bio: Susan Hynds is an Emerita Professor of Education at Syracuse University. Author of an international textbook series and seven books on literacy teaching, she has held leadership positions in the National Council of Teachers of English, the Conference on English Education, the National Conference on Research in Language and Literacy, and the American Educational Research Association. She is a winner of the NCTE Richard A. Meade Award for outstanding research in English Education.
Irwin.png Name: Rita L. Irwin, Canada
Bio: Rita L. Irwin is a Professor of Art Education and Curriculum Studies, and Associate Dean of Teacher Education, at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Rita is an artist, researcher, and teacher deeply committed to the arts and education, embodied in the methodology of A/R/Tography. She is the Past President of the International Society for Education through Art. She has received numerous awards for her teaching, service and scholarship including Distinguished Fellow of the National Art Education Association in the USA, the Ted T. Aoki Award for Distinguished Service in Canadian Curriculum Studies, Canadian Art Teacher of the Year Award and the Elliot Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award (NAEA).
Jackson Name: Jacqueline Jackson, USA
Bio: Dr. Jacqueline Jackson has worked in the field of Special Education for over 27 years. She holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in Speech and Hearing Science, Reading, and Language and Literacy Education. Jackson is also certified in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Special Education Adapted Curriculum. As CEO of Jacqueline Jackson Services Inc., Dr. Jackson provides consultative services to individuals seeking or meeting special education eligibility.
Jordan Name: D.L. Jordan, USA
Bio: Lt. D.L. Jordan has been with the DeKalb County Police Department in DeKalb County, Georgia since 1998. During his career, he has served in many capacities, and is currently Commander of the department’s Motor Unit and Traffic Specialist Unit. Jordan is a frequent speaker at community events; he holds degrees in criminal justice, human resources, and marriage and family counseling.
Leu Name: Donald J. Leu, CT, USA
Bio: Donald J. Leu is the John and Maria Neag (Knee-Ag) Endowed Chair in Literacy and Technology at the University of Connecticut and directs The New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut (http://www.newliteracies.uconn.edu/). He is a past president of the Literacy Research Association, former member of the Board of Directors of the International Reading Association, and was elected to the Reading Hall of Fame. Don is an international authority on the new forms of reading comprehension the Internet requires and how best to prepare students for reading and learning in an online age of information.
Mahon.png Name: Tony Mahon, UK
Bio: Tony Mahon is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Teacher Education and Development at Canterbury Christ Church University, England and a consultant for World Bank funded teacher education development projects in Palestine. He previously worked as a teacher and teacher educator in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Japan and Hong Kong. While in Hong Kong, he played a leading role in National Curriculum reform for English in Primary Schools and co-led an influential five-year reading literacy research and development project. His current academic interests include the pedagogy of English as an additional language, multicultural education and international development education.
Sleeter Name: Christine Sleeter, CA, USA
Bio: Christine E. Sleeter, Ph.D. is Professor Emerita in the College of Professional Studies at California State University Monterey Bay, where she was a founding faculty member. She has served as a visiting professor at several universities, most recently University of Colorado at Boulder. She has published over 100 articles and 19 books, including Power, Teaching, and Teacher Education (Peter Lang). She is working on her first novel, White Bread.
Scott Name: M. Alexis Scott, GA, USA
Bio: M. Alexis Scott has had a long career as a journalist, executive and community leader. She was publisher for sixteen years of the Atlanta Daily World, Vice President of Community Affairs at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Director of Diversity at Cox Enterprises. Scott is a featured political commentator on Atlanta-area television and was part of the executive team that opened the National Center for Civil and Human Rights.
Wong Name: Shelley Wong, VA, USA
Bio: Dr. Shelley Wong, Multilingual Multicultural Education, George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.A. is author of Dialogic Approaches to TESOL: Where the Ginkgo Tree Grows, Taylor & Francis and with Ilham Nasser and Lawrence N. Berlin co-editor of Examining education, media and dialogue under occupation: The case of Palestine and Israel. Bristol, U.K.: Multilingual Matters. A former President of TESOL International, she received her MA TESL at UCLA and Ed.D. in Applied Linguistics at Columbia Teachers College.
Yarbrough Name: Gladys Yarbrough, GA, USA, Founding Editor
Bio: Gladys Yarbrough, PhD, is a Collaboration and Resources for Encouraging and Supporting Transformations in Education (CREST-Ed), Project Director in the Middle and Secondary Education (MSE) Department at Georgia State University. Her research focuses on teacher beliefs and on-line learning, and developing effective community partnerships. Dr. Yarbrough teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in literacy, specifically, reading and children’s literature. She has been active in community service in her neighborhood and at Georgia State University. Dr. Yarbrough currently serves as a member of the board of directors at The Study Hall, Inc. and the Faculty Advisor of Omicron Gamma Chapter of Kappa Delta Pi, an international honor society for the College of Education and Human Development, Georgia State University.
Zimmerman.png Name: Enid Zimmerman, IN, USA
Bio: Enid Zimmerman is Professor Emerita of Art Education and current Coordinator of Gifted and Talented Programs at the Indiana University School of Education. Her research focuses on talent development, art teacher education, feminist art education, leadership and mentoring, global art education, and art education curriculum and policy issues. The author, co-author, and editor of many articles and books, Dr. Zimmerman has just co-edited two in-press volumes: Connecting Creativity Research and Practice in Art Education and Cultural Sensitivity in a Global World. She recently has received numerous awards, including the Distinguished Lecture in Art Education at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio and the Davis Lecture in Art Education at North Texas University. In 2014 she was awarded the National Art Education Association Elliot Eisner Lifetime Achievement Award.


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