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.

Lee L. Jacks Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education

Stanford University

Professor of Language and Literacy Education
University of Regina

Professor, Graduate School of Education

Stanford University 

Chief Executive Officer

Literacy Partners 

Associate Professor and ESL Director, English Department

Glendon College/York University

Senior Fellow, Education Policy, Migration Policy Institute

Coyle Professor in Literacy Education and Director of the Center for Literacy Education

University of Notre Dame

Professor, Culterally & Linguistically Diverse Education

University of Colorado

Joel Gómez, President

President and CEO

Center for Applied Linguistics

Professor of Education and Bob and Judy Charles Endowed Chair of Education

University of Colorado Boulder

Liying Cheng, Chair

Professor & Director of Assessment and Evaluation Group

Queen’s University

Professor, Department of Linguistics

Georgetown University

Professor, School of Education, UNC Greensboro

Professor, Educational Linguistics Division of the Graduate School of Education

University of Pennsylvania

Professor of Language Education
Department of Teaching and Learning

New York University

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