David Schwarzer is a Full Professor at Montclair State University. His research centers on literacy development
in transnational and multilingual learning communities. He is a leading scholar in the theorical and practical distinctions
between bilingual/multilingual/translingual education and its impact on monolingual teachers.
Mary Petrón is a Full Professor of Bilingual/ESL Education in the School of Teaching and Learning at Sam
Houston State University. Her research interests include bilingual/ESL teacher education, U.S.-Mexico transnationalism, and
decolonizing language education. Her recent work has focused on educating teachers about working with children who are undocumented
and/or from mixed status families.
Clarena Larrotta is a Full Professor in the Adult, Professional, and Community Education programs at Texas
State University. Utilizing engaged scholarship and Freirean/participatory approaches, her research interests focus on best
teaching practices and action research related to adult literacy, family literacy, and language-culture teaching/learning.