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Dr. Alan Crawford is Professor Emeritus at California State University Los Angeles. He served on the faculty at CSULA from 1969 to 2002. Before that he was an elementary teacher, reading specialist, ESL teacher, and research and evaluation specialist in the Los Angeles Unified School District. He received his doctorate from the University of California Los Angeles in 1970.

Dr. Crawford's principal research and writing interests focus on the areas of reading and second language acquisition for language minority children, critical thinking, and educational reform. He served as a Senior Literacy Specialist at UNESCO (Paris) in 1989-90, a Fulbright scholar in Ecuador in 1996-97, and a Professional-in-Residence at the U.S. Embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan, in 1999-2000. He has consulted for ministries of education in more than 20 countries, including Peru, Ecuador, Bolivia, Belize, Latvia, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, and Azerbaijan. He is the author or co-author of several books, dozens of journal articles and chapters in books, and many reading programs for children in English and Spanish. He is a Past President of the California Reading Association.

Email: acr9944@aol.com

Dr. Glenn DeVoogd has been a member of the faculty at California State University Fresno since 1998. He received his doctorate at Michigan State University in 1995 with a focus on literacy instruction in classrooms and on the uses of technology to promote literacy. Previous to that, Dr. DeVoogd taught for 16 years in classrooms as a classroom teacher, a bilingual teacher, and a staff developer for technology. Also, he established a program serving the needs of children of migrant parents in Western Michigan. He is the 2002-2003 President of California Professors of Reading and Language Arts.

Dr. DeVoogd's research agenda focuses on describing ways in which technology might aid and alter the norms and routines of literacy instruction for democratic ideals in multiethnic schools and critical literacy. He has published several articles in trade journals and chapters in books with both national and international readership.

Dr. DeVoogd enjoys telling stories, talking about books, and reciting poetry wherever he can find an audience.

Dr. Kenneth Goodman is Professor Emeritus at the University of Arizona. He is a practical theorist, researcher and teacher educator whose work has changed our understanding of literacy processes, how they are learned and how best to teach them.

His socio-transactional theory of the reading process is the most widely cited in the world. This research-based theory demonstrates that reading is a unitary process in which readers actively construct meaning, that is, make sense of print. Goodman's theory is a macro view that is solidly built on linguistic, psycholinguistic and socio-linguistic concepts. It is a practical theory because teachers who come to understand this view of reading and the related view of writing can understand what it is that learners are doing as they develop literacy.

Email: kgoodman@u.arizona.edu
URL: http://www.u.arizona.edu/~kgoodman/ken.html

Dr. Yetta Goodman is Regents Professor at the University of Arizona, College of Education in the Department of Language, Reading and Culture. In addition to her research in early literacy, miscue analysis and the reading and writing processes, she has popularized the term kidwatching, encouraging teachers to be professional observers of the language and learning development of their students. She is a past president of NCTE, has served on NCTE & IRA Board of Directors and been an active member of commissions and committees. She was a principle force in the development of IRA-NCTE co-sponsored conferences examining the impact of oral and written language development research on the schools. Her extensive writing is focused on classrooms, students and teachers. She consults with education departments and speaks at conferences throughout the United States and in many nations of the world regarding issues of language, teaching and learning with implications for language arts curricula.

Email: ygoodman@u.arizona.edu
URL: http://www.ed.arizona.edu/ygoodman

Dr. Stephen Krashen is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Southern California. He has published over 300 papers and books, and has presented keynote and plenary addresses at the National Association for Bilingual Education, TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), the International Association for Applied Linguistics, the International Association of School Librarians, the Georgetown Round Table on Languages and Linguistics, and many other groups.

Dr. Krashen is best known for his work in establishing a general theory of second language acquisition, as the co-founder of the Natural Approach, and as the inventor of sheltered subject matter teaching. His most recent books include Under Attack: The Case Against Bilingual Education; Condemned Without a Trial: Bogus Arguments Against Bilingual Education; and Three Arguments Against Whole Language and Why They are Wrong.

Dr. Krashen also holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and was the 1978 Incline Bench Press Champion of Venice Beach California.

E-mail: krashen@usc.edu

Dr. Margaret Moustafa is Professor of Education at California State University Los Angeles. She received her Ph.D. in Education with specialties in reading and second language education from the University of Southern California in 1990. During her twenty plus years in elementary education she was a classroom teacher, a demonstration teacher, an ESL teacher specialist, and a Program Facilitator. She is a past President of California Professors of Reading and Language Arts.

Dr. Moustafa's award-winning dissertation studied the cognitive processes children use to acquire a graphophonic (letter-sound) cueing system when they are learning to read. She has authored numerous articles that have appeared in edited books and juried journals and is widely cited for her work on how children acquire phonics and how we might best teach it. She is best known for her book Beyond Traditional Phonics: Research discoveries and reading instruction and her journal article Whole- to-Parts Phonics: Building on what children know to help them know more.

Dr. Moustafa enjoys reading, writing, and playing with her grandchild.

URL: http://curriculum.calstatela.edu/margaret.moustafa
 
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