Mary Ann Christison is a professor in the Department of Linguistics and the Urban Institute for Teacher Education at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She has taught in elementary, secondary, and adult education contexts. At university level she teaches courses in both undergraduate and graduate programs for pre- and inservice teachers. She is the author of over 80 published and refereed articles on language teaching and second language research and 17 professional books including What English Language Teachers Need to Know I (Volumes 1 & II) and Leadership in English Language Education (co-authored with D. Murray), Multiple Intelligences and Second Language Learning, A Handbook for Language Program Administrators (co-edited with F. Stoller), Seeking the Heart of Teaching (co-authored with A. Palmer), Learning to Teach Language, and numerous activity and resource books for teachers, such as Look Who’s Talking, Community Spirit, Purple Cows and Potato Chips, and Drawing Out. Christison was TESOL president 1997-98 and currently serves as a trustee for TIRF (The International Research Foundation for English Language Education) She has been a classroom teacher for over 30 years and a teacher educator for 25 years, working with teachers in over 20 different countries.