Cindy Brantmeier (Ph.D. Indiana University) is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Education at Washington University in St. Louis. She is Director of Applied Linguistics, which includes the PhD concentration in Applied Linguistics in Education and the undergraduate major/minor. She is also Co-Director of the Graduate Certificate of Language Instruction, an interdisciplinary PhD certificate for students in literature. Appointed in Fall 2015 to the present, Professor Brantmeier serves as Co-editor of Reading in a Foreign Language, a leading journal housed at the University of Hawaii. Recently, Professor Brantmeier was named Distinguished Visiting Professor of Applied Linguistics at the School of Foreign Languages, Northeast Normal University, Changchun, China (2016-2021), a university that is considered one of China’s leading centers for scholarship in linguistics and applied linguistics. Last year, Professor Brantmeier was selected to deliver the plenary address at the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) International Conference on Literacy held in Chile, where she summarized her 17 years of experiments that examine literacy across languages and cultures.