Board of Advisors

We are working on the leading edge and using all of our resources, including technology, to build bridges across cultures as a way to encourage the development of intercultural understanding and global perspectives. Given our mission, it is essential to seek the input, advice, and counsel of the best minds in the field. Their scholarly work with educators in using books with children and their understanding of available literature form a wealth of knowledge, experience, and credibility that will benefit Worlds of Words, their home universities, and most importantly, students. – Kathy Short, Director of Worlds of Words.

WOW's First Board of Advisors Meeting, November 2007

Current WOW Advisory Board

Nojood M. ALsudairi, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

Seemi Aziz, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Mary Starrs Armstrong, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK

Barbara Thompson Book, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN

Marilyn Carpenter, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA

Patricia M. Castrodad-Rodriquez, University of Puerto Rico

Kathleen Crawford-McKinney, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Deanna Day, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA

Debbie Dimmett, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Michele Ebersole, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI

Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

Jeanne Fain, Lipscomb University, Nashville, TN

Mary Fahrenbruck, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM

Lauren Freedman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI

Andrea Garcia, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY

Aura E. González Robles, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

Angeline Hoffman, White Mountain Apache Reservation, White River, AZ

Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Sandy Kaser, Tucson Unified School District, Tucson, AZ

Wen-Yun Lin, National Taipei University of Education, Taipei, Taiwan

Julia López-Robertson, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Prisca Martens, Towson University, Towson, MD

Carmen Martínez-Roldán, Teachers College, Colombia University, NY

Janelle B. Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX

Judi Moreillon, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX

Ann Parker, Pima Community College, AZ

LaFon Phillips, Tucson Unified School District, Tucson, AZ

T. Gail Pritchard, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Ruth Sáez Vega, University of Puerto Rico-Río Piedras, San Juan, PR

Janine M. Schall, University of Texas-Pan American, Edinburg, TX

Jean Schroeder, Tucson Unified School District, Tucson, AZ

Tracy Smiles, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR

Monique Storie, Richard Flores Taitano Micronesian Area Research Center (MARC), University of Guam, Latte Heights, GU

Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Yuriko C. Wellington, Cambodia International Pedagogical Institute, San Francisco, CA

Melissa B. Wilson, Southeastern Louisiana University, Hammond, LA

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