Dr. Thomas DeVere Wolsey teaches in the Graduate School of Education at The American University in Cairo. He is an educational consultant and owner of a consulting firm (IAIE). He worked in public schools for twenty years teaching English and social studies. Prior to working with IAIE, he served as program director for all graduate literacy programs at a large mid-western university. Currently, his publications appear in The Journal of Educational Administration, Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The Journal of Literacy Research and Instruction, and others. His books are published by Pearson, Corwin Press, Guilford Press, Holcomb Hathaway (now Routledge).He served as co-editor of The California Reader with Dana L. Grisham, and, with colleagues he guest-edited issues of The Journal of Educational Administration, Reading and Writing Quarterly, and Teacher Education Quarterly. He is a frequent guest speaker in Latin America on language learning topics. Reach him at or visit

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