Co-Hosts for Voice of Literacy: Drs. Betsy Baker, Candace Kuby & Sarah Vander Zanden 
The co-hosts share a passion for literacy research. Disseminating current literacy research to teachers, parents, administrators, and policy makers as well as researchers will open up dialogue and generate understanding from many perspectives.
Dr. Candace Kuby is an Assistant Professor of Early Childhood Education at the University of Missouri. Her scholarship focuses on: 1) critical, inventive, hybrid, and multimodal literacies and 2) innovative qualitative research methodologies. Candace is the author of Critical literacy in the early childhood classroom: Unpacking histories, unlearning privilege (2013) with Teachers College Press and co-editor of Disrupting Qualitative Inquiry: Possibilities and Tensions in Educational Research (2014) with Peter Lang. Journals in which her scholarship appear include: International Journal for Qualitative Studies in Education; Young Children; Journal of Early Childhood Literacy; and Education, Citizenship, and Social Justice.
Dr. Sarah Vander Zanden is an Assistant Professor of Literacy Education at the University of Northern Iowa. Her scholarship focuses on critical literacy, multimodal discourse analysis, literacy teacher education, and formative assessment. Sarah is the Director of the Reading Clinic at UNI and has published articles in Language Arts, Journal of Early Childhood Literacy, and Critical Literacies among others.
Voice of Literacy began in 2008 by Dr. Betsy Baker at the University of Missouri. Watch the video to learn of her vision for starting Voice of Literacy.


CITE-ITEL offers a dialogic literature context for examining research on initial teacher preparation in literacy. The current CITE-ITEL system includes over 700 published reports of research on initial teacher preparation in literacy and is growing. We invite researchers, teacher educators, and policy makers to engage with this system. The interactive features of this website are designed to create an online, interactive and critical space for engaging with research on teacher preparation practices.  CLICK HERE to access the site.