Margaret Berg, PhD, will join the faculty of the School of Teacher Education to teach reading courses. She received her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus in Literacy and Linguistics from the University of Kansas. She began her public school teaching career in the former Soviet Union teaching American Culture and the English Language to 9th, 10th and 11th graders for the first Peace Corps English teaching team to Ukraine. She has approximately ten years of experience teaching in American and international secondary schools. She also has worked in teacher education in the northwest region of Russia for the School of International Training, and at Northern Arizona University and the University of Kansas. Her research interests center on adolescent literacy,
language maintenance and academic language acquisition. She enjoys spending her free time with her husband Oleg and their one-year-old daughter, Vika.