Carol Cox is Professor in the Department of Teacher Education in the College of Education at California State University, Long Beach. In this position, her responsibilities include teaching language arts and reading in culturally and linguistically diverse classrooms, field-based methods, and program design and leadership. Cox is author of Teaching Language Arts: A Student- Centered Classroom. 6e as well as lead co-author of Engaging English Learners: Exploring Literature, Developing Literacy, and Differentiating instruction,and numerous other textbooks, journal articles, and book chapters. She is currently on the editorial board of The California Reader and has previously served on the editorial board of The Reading Teacher, as well as other journals. She presents regularly at national and state level conferences in reading, literacy, and literature.