Board of Trustees

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.

Board of Trustees 2019

Fred Genesee, Chair
Professor Emeritus
McGill University

Eugene García, Vice Chair
Professor Emeritus
Arizona State University

Alfredo J. Artiles
Professor of Special Education & Dean of the Graduate College
Arizona State University

Liying Cheng
Professor & Director of Assessment and Evaluation Group
Queen's University

Susana Cordova
Denver Public Schools

Kathy Escamilla
Professor of Education
University of Colorado Boulder

Joel Gómez
President and CEO
Center for Applied Linguistics

Linda Harklau
Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education
University of Georgia

Okhee Lee
Professor of Childhood Education
New York University

Sandra Lee McKay
Professor Emerita
San Francisco State University

Brian Morgan
Associate Professor and ESL Director, Department of English
Glendon College/York University

Shondel Nero
Professor of Language Education
New York University

Lourdes Ortega
Professor, Department of Linguistics 
Georgetown University

Naomi Silverman
Routledge/Taylor & Francis, Retired

Yong Zhao
Professor, School of Education
University of Kansas

Visit our Board of Trustees Honor Roll to learn more about the distinguished individuals who have served on CAL's board in years past.