Taffy E. Raphael is professor of Literacy Education. Raphael’s research interests include strategy instruction in comprehension and writing, and frameworks for literacy curriculum and instruction (e.g., Book Club Plus).
Aria Razfar coordinates the Project ELMSA grant, preparing Chicago-area teachers to deliver culturally relevant instruction, while his personal research interests focus on the sociocultural dimensions of language and its meaning to human development.
Redding taught for 16 years in elementary and university settings across multiple school districts and has a deep interest in educational programs that partner with communities and professionals who together ensure that every child has the certainty of gaining college readiness.
Christine Salisbury is professor of Special Education and Director of UIC's Child & Family Development Center.
Rob Schroeder is the assistant director of marketing and media at the College of Education and the editor of The Promise, a magazine reporting on issues in urban education.