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2002-2004 CNV Cohort

Mari Haneda

Mari HanedaMari Haneda is an associate professor of Multilingual/Multicultural Education in the School of Teacher Education at Florida State University.  Her research has focused on: the second language (L2) oral and literacy practices of school-aged English language learners and adult L2 learners; the relationships among language, literacy, gender, ethnicity and culture in the development of identity among language minority students; and the processes through which L2 students are socialized into academic discourse practices. Her publications have appeared in journals, including Applied Linguistics, Linguistics and Education, the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, and TESOL Quarterly.

Mentor:  JoBeth Allen, University of Georgia 

KaaVonia Hinton

KaaVonia HintonKaaVonia Hinton is an associate professor in Teaching & Learning at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. She is the author of Angela Johnson: Poetic Prose (Scarecrow Press, 2006) and Sharon M. Draper: Embracing Literacy (Scarecrow Press, 2009), and co-author (with Gail K. Dickinson) of Integrating Multicultural Literature in Libraries and Classrooms in Secondary Schools (Linworth, 2007) and (with Katherine T. Bucher) of Young Adult Literature: Exploration, Evaluation, and Appreciation, 3rd ed. (Prentice Hall, 2013). She can be reached on her blog,

Mentor:  Nancy Tolson, Mitchell College 

Guillermo Malavé

Guillermo Malavé Guillermo Malavé received the CNV fellowship in 2002-2004. He earned a Ph.D. degree in 2006 from the University of Arizona at Tucson, in Language, Reading, and Culture (LRC). The title of his dissertation is: Hispanic Parents: A Sociocultural Approach to Family, Ideology and Identity. In this dissertation he investigated the experiences of Spanish-speaking Hispanic immigrants with children in Arizona and Iowa, focusing on their discourses on education and language issues. He had a postdoctoral experience at the Arizona State University at Tempe and was a Lecturer at the University of Texas at Austin, moving recently to New York, where he is currently teaching at Teachers College, Columbia University. Publications after receiving CNV fellowship:

  • Martínez-Roldán, C. M. & Malavé, G. (2011). Identity construction in the borderlands: The Acosta family. In V. Kinloch (Ed.), (pp. 53-71). New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Martínez-Roldán, C. M. & Malavé, G. (2004). Language ideologies mediating literacy and identity in bilingual contexts. Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, 4, 155-180. 

Mentor: Maria Torres-Guzman, Teachers College, Columbia University

Huong Tran Nguyen

Huong Tran NguyenHuong Tran Nguyen was a K-12 classroom teacher, resource specialist, professional development trainer, and central office administrator in three urban school districts for over two decades. While in the high school classroom, she was selected as National Outstanding Teacher of the Year in 1994, sponsored by the Disney American Teacher Awards. Subsequently, she was invited to join the U.S. Department of Education as a senior fellow in 1995-96. She became a faculty member in fall 1998 at California State University, Long Beach in the Department of Teacher Education, College of Education, and gained tenure and promotion to associate professor. Her teaching, research and policy interests pertain to the role language, culture, and identity play in the education of culturally and linguistically diverse persons. She has taught core courses both in the Multiple and Single Subject Credential Programs (e.g., Introduction to Teaching; Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment, and Classroom Management; Intercultural Education in U.S. Secondary Schools) and supervised student teachers.

Mentor:  Sarah Freedman, University of California, Berkeley 

R. Joseph Rodríguez

R. Joseph Rodríguez is Assistant Professor of Literacy and English Education in the Department of English at The University of Texas at El Paso.

He explains, "I teach undergraduate and graduate courses in academic writing, children’s and young adult literatures, and disciplinary and multimodal literacies. I have taught English and Spanish language arts at various levels in public and charter schools and at the university level.

After receiving my Ph.D. from the Neag School of Education, University of Connecticut, in 2001, I applied to the NCTE Research Foundation’s Cultivating New Voices among Scholars of Color (CNV) with the 2002–2004 cohort.  My participation in CNV provided me access to scholars in the humanities and social sciences as well as membership in a circle of collaboration and advancement among fellow colleagues.  Dr. María E. Fránquiz (University of Utah), my mentor, encouraged and challenged me in my research on critical literacy and ethnography studies.  Since then, my journey in the academy has been strengthened, and my circle of engagement has widened as an educator, researcher, and cultural worker.

Some of my research appears in English Journal, Perspectives on Urban Education, SIGNAL Journal, Study and Scrutiny, and Voices from the Middle.

My most recent research is titled Enacting Adolescent Literacies across Communities: Latino/a Scribes and Their Rites (Lexington Books, 2016). I am committed to the inclusive work by NCTE members.  As a result, I seek educators to join the conversation by sharing their expertise with our communities across NCTE and in our literacy circles that include students, families, and educators.”

Mentor:  María E. Fránquiz, The University of Texas at Austin 

Maria del Carmen Salazar

Maria del Carmen SalazarMaría del Carmen Salazar is an Assistant Professor at the University of Denver Morgridge College of Education. Her doctorate is in bilingual and multicultural foundations of education. Her research and teaching fields include teacher preparation for culturally and linguistically diverse learners, teacher evaluation and professional development, and college readiness for Latina/o students.

Mentor:  Bertha Perez, University of Texas at San Antonio


Vera Wallace

Vera WallaceVera Wallace happily retired in 2005 after teaching for 34 years! As luck would have it, a former CNV Mentor learned that I was free and asked me to work with her English teachers at a Chicago charter school. Now I am just a “tired” teacher and loving every bit of it.

Mentor:  George Hillocks, University of Chicago



Victoria Wallace

Victoria WallaceVictoria Wallace (formerly Victoria Pettis) has spent the last five years as a middle school assistant principal. Currently, she works at Clarke Middle School in Athens, Georgia.  Before becoming an administrator, she served 16 years as an English teacher at Clarke Middle School, Clarke Central High School, and Hilsman Middle School.

Mentor:  Arnetha Ball, Stanford University 


Cynthia Hansberry Williams

Cynthia Hansberry WilliamsCynthia Hansberry Williams has been an educator for nineteen years.  She has worked as a language arts teacher, a literacy instructional facilitator, a college writing instructor, a supervisor of elementary practicum and secondary pre-service teachers, a researcher, and a higher education administrator. Dr. Williams completed an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Language, Literacy, and English Studies from Vanderbilt University, and received a Master of Arts in Technical and Expository Writing from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Owner of Educational Research and Consulting, PLLC in Little Rock, Arkansas, she currently serves as a researcher and literacy consultant. Her research interest examines complex language processes students from multiracial and multicultural backgrounds encounter in classroom settings, specifically in navigating language interactions in literacy activities.  Dr. Williams is particularly interested in examining some of the often invisible or overlooked social and cultural difficulties diverse learners encounter in negotiating their language across various academic spaces when writing or literacy becomes the sole focus.  Her research work has been published in the peer-reviewed journal, Theory Into Practice, and presented at various national and international conferences, including the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for Research (NCTEAR), the American Educational Research Association (AERA), and the International Federation for the Teaching of English (IFTE). She was recently nominated to NCTE’s Middle Level Section Nominating Committee, and has completed appointed positions on NCTE’s Commission on Literature and the Committee Against Bias and Racism in the Teaching of English.  She is currently working on a chapter honoring the educational contributions of Dr. Clementine Skinner in Kappa Delta Pi’s Presidential Biography (forthcoming), and Writing for the “Real” a chapter to be published in Writing Strategies for All Students in Grades 4-6: Scaffolding Students’ Independent Writing through Learner-Centered Mini-Lessons.

Mentor:  Judith Green, University of California, Berkeley 

Maisha T. Winn

Maisha T. WinnMaisha T. Winn (formerly Maisha T. Fisher) is an associate professor in Language, Literacy, and Culture in the Division of Educational Studies at Emory University.  Professor Winn's program of research examines the ways in which youth perform writing and literacy in school and in out-of-school contexts.  She is the author of many articles appearing in journal such as the Harvard Educational Review, Anthropology and Education Quarterly, Research in the Teaching of English, Written Communication, and English Education.  She is also the author of Writing in Rhythm: Spoken word poetry in urban classrooms (Teachers College Press) and Black literate lives: Historical and Contemporary perspectives (Routledge).

Mentor:  Carol Lee, Northwestern University


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