Kim Norman joined the faculty in 1998 after receiving her Ph.D. from Stanford University in Language, Literacy and Culture. Her area of expertise is in teacher education, instructional methodology, and curriculum issues associated with literacy education. Her research interests include teacher knowledge, and the influence of language and literacy in the development of problem solving and communication. She has had articles published in national journals such as Teachers College Recordand most recently contributed to Learning to Teach Reading: Setting the Research Agenda (in press). She presents regularly at professional meetings including the American Educational Research Association, International Reading Association, and California Reading Association. Dr. Norman frequently teaches courses in Elementary Reading and Language Arts Methods and Educational Foundations as part of the Multiple Subject Credential Program. She also teaches Educational Research and the Study of Teaching in the Master’s Degree Program. She taught elementary school students in multilingual urban and suburban settings before entering higher education.