Author Bio

Dr. ThedaMarie Gibbs Grey is an assistant professor of reading in the Patton College of Education at Ohio University. During her 16 years as an educator, she has enjoyed developing curriculum and teaching and supporting the literacy development of middle and high school students. Over the past seven years, she has worked at the university level preparing undergraduate and graduate students to be effective, culturally relevant, and engaging teachers of reading. She can be reached at gibbst1@ohio.edu. Dr. Raven Jones Stanbrough is a product of Detroit Public Schools, K-12, and an assistant professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University.

Dr. Jones Stanbrough’s teaching, research, and publications focus on debate education, literacy, culture, race, equity, and the educational and lived experiences of students of color in urban contexts. She has also taught in K-12 settings and served as a Director of Debate. She is also the co-founder of The Zuri Reads Initiative, an effort that provides and organizes literacy-related events and resources for Detroitarea children, students, and families. In her spare time, Dr. Jones Stanbrough loves to play Scrabble with her husband, Darryl, and their three-year-old daughter, Zuri Hudson. She can be reached at jonesrav@msu. edu.


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