About the Editors, 2000-2003

Bridget Dalton and Dana L. Grisham served as editors of volumes 4 to 6.

photo of Bridget DaltonBridget Dalton is a senior research scientist at CAST in Peabody, Massachusetts, USA. Prior to joining CAST in June 2000, she was an associate professor in language and literacy at the University of Guam, where she served as chair of the graduate program in education, directed the College of Education Literacy Center, and was a university nominee for the Carnegie Professor of the Year Award in 1999. Bridget earned her doctorate in reading, language, and learning disabilities from Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, and taught there as a lecturer on education. She has also taught at the elementary and middle school levels.

Bridget was editor of the Micronesian Educator: A Journal of Research and Practice on Guam and Micronesia, and has published articles in The Reading Teacher, Journal of Learning Disabilities, Learning Disabilities Research and Practice, Cognition and Instruction, International Journal of Educational Research, and Reading and Writing Quarterly. She is an active member of the International Reading Association, having served on the boards of the Guam Council and the Massachusetts Reading Association, and on the International Literacy Project Grants and Albert J. Harris Award subcommittees. She is also a member of the National Reading Conference International Committee.

Having made the move from the beautiful tropical island of Guam in the western Pacific to Boston in the northeastern United States, Bridget and her husband are planning winter vacations south of latitude 28 degrees. Fortunately, the ocean is still a part of their daily landscape.


photo of Dana GrishamDana L. Grisham is an associate professor in the School of Teacher Education at San Diego State University, San Diego, California, USA, where she specializes in literacy education for preservice teachers and inservice teachers completing graduate work. Dana taught at elementary and middle school levels for 8 years, was the first mentor teacher in her district, and was a cooperative-learning trainer of trainers. In 1987, she participated in the Inland Area (California) Writing Project of the National Writing Project, subsequently leading numerous writing workshops and, in 1988, facilitating the Summer Writing Project.

Dana received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Riverside, in 1993, and in 1994 her dissertation was recognized for outstanding scholarship by the International Reading Association. Although not nomadic by nature, she has found herself at three universities since completing her doctorate. After 2 years at the University of California, Berkeley, where she coordinated the Advanced Reading and Language Leadership Program, she took a tenure-line position at Washington State University in Vancouver, Washington. While there, she was codirector of a schools-university partnership and founded a professional development school. In 1997, Dana moved to San Diego State, where she was recently awarded tenure.

Dana has become increasingly involved in issues related to educational technology and its effects on literacy. She is now studying advanced multimedia educational technology and conducting research in ways to improve teacher education in literacy. Her work has been published in yearbooks of the National Reading Conference and in Reading Psychology, Journal of Teacher Education, Action in Teacher Education, and the Journal of Reading Education.

Dana and her husband, a city manager in the San Francisco Bay area, split their time between an 1890 fixer-upper in the north and a 1980 fixer-upper near the beach in the south. Married for 26 years, they are proud parents of two grown 20-somethings.

Dana and Bridget welcome readers' comments about Reading Online, and invite contributions and content ideas. Contact Bridget by e-mail at bdalton@cast.org and Dana at grisham@mail.sdsu.edu.


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Updated June 2001
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