Jacqueline Darvin is an associate professor of secondary literacy education, the program director for Adolescent Literacy Education, and the deputy chair of the Secondary Education and Youth Services (SEYS) Department at Queens College of the City University of New York. Dr. Darvin received her Ph.D. in Literacy Studies in 2004 from Hofstra University and taught secondary English, reading and special education for twelve years before becoming a teacher educator. In 2002, she received the prestigious Long Island News 12 Educator of the Month Award for her work integrating literacy instruction into secondary career education courses. She was also featured in a cover story of New York Teacher, the official publication of the New York State United Teachers, for her work in Regents level, standards-based literacy instruction. She was also the recipient of the Queens College Presidential Award for Innovative Teaching in 2006. Her publications include several book chapters, articles in English Journal (the secondary journal of the National Council of Teachers of English [NCTE]) and the Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy (a journal of the International Literacy Association [ILA]). Her presentations include both national and international conferences on topics related to the cultural and political aspects of literacy teaching and learning.