Pearson iLit Literacy Program for Grades 2-12 Authors

Elfrieda H. Hiebert Elfrieda H. Hiebert

Elfrieda “Freddy” Hiebert (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) hashad a long career as a literacyeducator, first as a teacher’s aide and teacher of primary-level students in California and, subsequently, as a teacher educator and researcher at the universities of Kentucky, ColoradoBoulder, Michigan, and California-Berkeley. Her research, which addresses how fluency, vocabulary, and knowledge can be fostered through appropriate texts, has been published in numerous scholarly journals and books.


Sharroky Hollie Sharroky Hollie

Sharroky Hollie is a tenured assistant professor at California State University, Dominguez Hills in the teacher education department. Professor Hollie teaches reading for secondary teachers, classroom management, and methodology. From 2007-2009, he was a visiting professor in diversity for Webster University in St. Louis in the School of Education. In spring 2011, Sharroky was a guest lecturer at Stanford University.


Jim Cummins, Ph.D. Jim Cummins, Ph.D.

Jim Cummins is the Canada Research Chair in the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto. His research focuses on literacy development in multilingual school contexts, as well as on the potential roles of technology in promoting language and literacy development. His recent publications include: The International Handbook of English Language Teaching (coedited with Chris Davison), and Literacy, Technology, and Diversity: Teaching for Success in Changing Times (with Kristin Brown and Dennis Sayers).


Roger Bonair-Agard Roger Bonair-Agard

is an author and educator. Adjunct Instructor of Creative Writing at Fordham University (NYC), Artist-in-Residence at University of WisconsinMadison’s First Wave Program, Creative Writing Instructor at Cook Country Juvenile Temporary Detention Center and Poet-in-Residence at Young Chicago Authors, Roger is also co-founder of NYC’S LouderARTS Project and author of two collections of poems, tarnish and masquerade (Cypher Books, 2006) and GULLY (Cypher Books, Peepal Tree Press, 2010, and co-author of a third, Burning Down the House (Soft Skull Press, 2000).


Kelly Gallagher Kelly Gallagher

is a full-time English teacher at Magnolia High School in Anaheim California, where he has also served as the English Coordinator. He is the former co-director of the South Basin Writing Project at California State University, Long Beach, and an adjunct professor at California State University Fullerton.


William G. Brozo William G. Brozo

is a professor of Literacy in the Graduate School of Education at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina and his master’s and doctorate from the University of South Carolina. He has taught reading and language arts in both North and South Carolina. He is the author of numerous articles on literacy development for children and young adults. He is currently completing Graphic Novels in the Disciplines.


Sharon Vaughn Sharon Vaughn

has been working in education for more than 30 years. She has held positions as a teacher, teacher-educator, researcher, and Pearson author. Currently, she is an author for Pearson, and working on the literacy augmentation tool iLit.