The 2024 Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Shelley D. Wong, Associate Professor Emerita of Education, George Mason University.

Dr. Shelley Wong’s research interests include socio-cultural approaches to literacy, critical race theory, dialogic pedagogy and inquiry, critical discourse analysis and multilingual/multicultural education Dr. Wong was a visiting Fulbright Scholar in the Faculty of Education at Birzeit University in Palestine in the Occupied West Bank from 2018-2019 Her Fulbright project Freedom Songs:  A Resource for and by Teachers an Open Access collection of lessons to teach English grammar and vocabulary through music is forthcoming.  

Shelley is a former president of TESOL International and the author of Dialogic Approaches to TESOL: Where the Ginkgo Tree Grows (New York: Routledge) and co-editor with Nasser and Berlin of Examining Education, Media and Dialogue Under Occupation:  The Case of Palestine/Israel (Bristol, U.K.: Multilingual Matters) and co-editor with Sánchez-Gosnell, Foerster-Luu & Dodson of Teachers as Allies:  Transformative Practices for Teaching DREAMers and Undocumented Students (New York: Teachers College Press). 

Shelley began her teaching career almost 50 years ago at a Catholic girl’s middle school in Hong Kong where she went as a Chinese American to study Cantonese and learn about her cultural roots. Shelley received her BA in Sociology at the University of California at Santa Cruz, MA in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) at UCLA and Ed.D.in Applied Linguistics from Columbia Teachers College in New York.  

Currently Dr. Wong is an Associate Professor Emerita at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, U.S.A.  She taught previously at the Ohio State University in Columbus and the University of Maryland at College Park.


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