The Center for Applied Linguistics is governed by a Board of Trustees elected to serve 3-year terms. The full board meets twice annually at CAL’s headquarters in Washington, DC.

Meet Our Board

CAL is honored to have the following individuals serving on our Board of Trustees, a talented group of professionals dedicated to our mission of promoting access and equity for linguistically and culturally diverse people around the world.


Professor Emeritus 

Arizona State University

Professor of Special Education 

Stanford University

Professor and Director of Assessment and Evaluation Group

Queen’s University


Deputy Superintendent

Dallas Independent School District

Dallas, TX

Professor of Education and Bob and Judy Charles Endowed Chair of Education

University of Colorado Boulder



Center for Applied Linguistics

Professor, Educational Linguistics Division of the Graduate School of Education

University of Pennsylvania

Professor, ESOL/Bilingual Education 

University of Florida

Coyle Professor of English and Literacy

Associate Dean for the Humanities and Equity in the College of Arts and Letters

Notre Dame University

Associate Professor and ESL Director, Department of English

Glendon College/York University

Professor of Language Education

New York University

Professor, Department of Linguistics

Georgetown University

Chief Executive Officer

Literacy Partners