JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is Professor Emerita at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, where she co-directed the MA TESOL Program and established the Ph.D. Program in Language, Literacy, and Culture. Previously, she was Vice President of the Center for Applied Linguistics, where she directed efforts in refugee and international education. She has authored more than 140 publications on ELT and has edited several textbook series for National Geographic Learning. A former president of International TESOL, WATESOL, and the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Dr. Crandall is a frequently invited speaker and has provided professional development in more than 60 countries. She is the recipient of the AAAL Distinguished Scholarship and Service Award, TESOL James E. Alatis Award, Achievement Awards from WATESOL and MD TESOL, and Outstanding Graduate Faculty Award at UMBC.