JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall, PhD

Chair 2015 – 2016

Member, CAL Board of Trustees 2010 - 2015

JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall is Professor of Education, and Director of the interdisciplinary Doctoral Program in Language, Literacy, and Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). Prior to joining the faculty at UMBC in 1992, she was Vice President of the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC.

Dr. Crandall received a BA degree in English and Spanish from Ohio University, an MA in American Literature from the University of Maryland, College Park, and an MS and PhD in Sociolinguistics from Georgetown University. Dr. Crandall has been President of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and its Washington area affiliate (WATESOL), and of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). She has also served on a number of advisory boards, including the USIA English Teaching Advisory Panel, the Fulbright Applied Linguistics/TEFL Selection Committee, the TOEFL Policy Council, and the National Clearinghouse on Adult ESL Literacy Education.

She is a frequent invited speaker at national and international conferences and is also frequently asked to serve as external reviewer of educational programs for universities, not-for-profit organizations, and governmental agencies. Dr. Crandall is the author of more than 100 books, articles, chapters, and monographs and a frequent speaker at national and international conferences.