Board of Trustees

Meet the CAL Board of Trustees

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

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, School of Education, UNC Greensboro

Liying Cheng, Chair

Dean and Professor, School of Education, City University of Macau

Professor, Culturally & Linguistically Diverse Education, University of Colorado

Joel Gómez, President

President and CEO, Center for Applied Linguistics

Professor, Educational Linguistics Division of the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania

Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University 

Professor of Education; University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

Professor, Multilingual Education, University of Iowa; Visiting Professor, Language Policy and Planning, Shanghai International Studies University

Director of Research and Innovation, Internationals Network

Professor of Language Education
Department of Teaching and Learning, New York University

Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

Professor and Chair, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of South Florida

Strategic Advisor, Californians Together

Professor of Language and Literacy Education, University of Regina

Chief Executive Officer, Literacy Partners 

Visit the links below to view the names of the distinguished individuals who have served the CAL Board of Trustees or as CAL President in the past.