Dr. Sylvia Linan-Thompson

Associate Professor and Fellow, University of Texas, Austin as the associate director of the National Research and Development Center on English Language. Dr. Linan-Thompson has developed and examined reading interventions for struggling readers who are monolingual English speakers, English language learners and bilingual students acquiring Spanish literacy. 

She was a Kindergarten teacher in a bilingual classroom and has worked in Latin America, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe on Projects related to literacy instruction and professional development and has authored articles, chapters and books on these topics.