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Dr. Marcelle Haddix is a Dean’s Professor and chair of the Reading and Language Arts department in the Syracuse University School of Education, where she is an inaugural co-Director of the Lender Center for Social Justice. She is the Past President of the Literacy Research Association. She facilitates literacy programs for adolescent and adult communities in Syracuse, including the Writing Our Lives project for urban youth writers and a Black women’s literary club and free library project. Dr. Haddix’s scholarly work is published in Research in the Teaching of English, English Education, Linguistics and Education, and Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy and in her book, Cultivating Racial and Linguistic Diversity in Literacy Teacher Education: Teachers Like Me, which received the 2018 Outstanding Book Award from the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education. Other awards and recognitions include the American Educational Research Association Division K Early Career Award; the National Council for Teachers of English Promising Researcher Award; and the NCTE Janet Emig Award. Most recently, she was selected as the 2021 winner of the Divergent Award for Excellence in Literacy Advocacy, given by the Initiative for 21st Century Literacies Research. She earned a Ph.D. from Boston College, a master’s degree in education from Cardinal Stritch University, and a bachelor’s degree in English education from Drake University.