Board of Trustees

The Center for Applied Linguistics is governed by a Board of Trustees elected to serve 3-year terms. The full board meets twice annually at CAL's headquarters in Washington, DC. 

Meet our Board

CAL is honored to have the following individuals serving on our Board of Trustees, a talented group of professionals dedicated to our mission of promoting access and equity for linguistically and culturally diverse people around the world.

Board of Trustees 2021

Eugene García, Chair
Professor Emeritus
Arizona State University

Alfredo J. Artiles
Professor, Graduate School of Education
Stanford University

Liying Cheng
Professor & Director of Assessment and Evaluation Group
Queen's University

Susana Cordova
Deputy Superintendent
Dallas Independent School District

Kathy Escamilla
Professor of Education and Bob and Judy Charles Endowed Chair of Education
University of Colorado Boulder

Joel Gómez
President and CEO
Center for Applied Linguistics

Nancy H. Hornberger
Professor, Educational Linguistics Division of the Graduate School of Education
University of Pennsylvania

Ester J. de Jong
Professor, ESOL/Bilingual Education 
University of Florida

Brian Morgan
Associate Professor and ESL Director, English Department
Glendon College/York University

Ernest Morrell
Coyle Professor in Literacy Education and Director of the Center for Literacy Education
University of Notre Dame

Shondel Nero
Professor of Language Education
Department of Teaching and Learning
New York University

Lourdes Ortega
Professor, Department of Linguistics 
Georgetown University

Anthony Tassi
Chief Executive Officer
Literacy Partners 

Visit our Board of Trustees Honor Roll to learn more about the distinguished individuals who have served on CAL's board in years past.