Worlds of Words Executive Board

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.

Current Worlds of Words Executive Board Members

Maria Acevedo, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA

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, Professor Emeritus, Eastern Washington University, Spokane, WA

Patricia M. Castrodad-Rodriquez, University of Puerto Rico

Susan Corapi, Trinity International University, Deerfield, IL

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

Desiree Cueto, Director of Multicultural Curriculum for Tucson Unified School District, Tucson, AZ

Deanna Day-Wiff, 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

Ke Huang, Iowa State University, Ames, IA

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, Columbia University, NY

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

Megan McCaffrey, Governor’s State University in Chicago, Chicago, IL

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

Ann Parker, Pima Community College, AZ

LaFon Phillips, Tucson Unified School District, Tucson, AZ

Gail Pritchard, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Junko Sakoi, Tucson Unified School District, Tucson, AZ

Janine M. Schall, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX

Jean Schroeder, The IDEA School, 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

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

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

Melissa B. Wilson, Halifax West Yorkshire, UK

Committee Assignments

WOW Review
Editor
, Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Janelle B. Mathis, University of North Texas, Denton, TX – Chair/Editor
Nojood M. ALsudairi, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Seemi Aziz, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Nancy Hlibok Amann, Arizona School for Deaf and Blind, Tucson, AZ
Kathleen Crawford-McKinney, Wayne State University, Troy, MI
Michele Ebersole, University of Hawaii, Hilo, HI
Holly Johnson, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Prisca Martens, Towson University, Towson, MD
Gail Pritchard, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Jean Schroeder, The IDEA School, Tucson, AZ
Tracy Smiles, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Melissa Wilson, Easter Seals Blake Foundation, Tucson, Arizona

WOW Stories
Editor
, Tracy Smiles, Western Oregon University, Monmouth, OR
Mary Starrs Armstrong, University of Alaska, Anchorage, AK
Deanna Day-Wiff, Washington State University, Vancouver, WA
Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Jeanne Fain,  Lipscomb University,  Nashville,  TN
Lauren Freedman, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI
Andrea García, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY
Sandy Kaser,  Tucson Unified School District,  Tucson,  AZ
Julia López-Robertson, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC
Judi Moreillon, Texas Woman’s University, Denton, TX
Monique Storie, University of Guam, Mangilao, Guam

My Take/Your Take
Kathleen Crawford-McKinney, Asst. Dean, Teacher Education Division, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

Authors Corner
Charlene Klassen Endrizzi, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA
Marilyn Carpenter, Professor Emeritus Eastern Washington University, Spokane WA

Worlds of Words Facebook Initiative
Week 1
– WOW Currents:
Richard Clift
Seemi Aziz, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Week 2 – WOW Stories:
Janine M. Schall, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Edinburg, TX
Maria Acevedo, University of Massachusetts-Boston, Boston, MA
Desiree Cueto, Director of Multicultural Curriculum for Tucson Unified School District, Tucson, AZ
Week 3 – WOW Reviews:
Yoo Kyung Sung, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM
Gail Pritchard, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Debbie Dimmett, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Week 4 – My Take/Your Take and Other Resources on WOW (kits, book lists, etc):
Jean Schroeder, The IDEA School, Tucson, AZ
Ke Huang,  Iowa State University,  Ames,  IA
Melissa Wilson

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