Catherine M. Mazak is Co-director of CeIBA and Associate Professor of English at the University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez. She got her PhD in Critical Studies in the Teaching of English from Michigan State University and her M.A. in TESOL from the University of Arizona. She studies bilingualism in higher education using ethnographic and other qualitative research methods.
Shannon Bischoff received his PhD (2007) from the University of Arizona. His work has been in the area of formal, computational, and anthropological linguistics. He works with lesser studied languages and is interested in bilingualism from various perspectives. He is an assistant professor of linguistics at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne and an associate of the Three Rivers Language Center.
M. Carmen Parafita Couto got her PhD in Linguistics (2005) from the University of Kansas. She studies the impact of bilingualism and language contact on language structure. In her research, she uses naturalistic data and experimental approaches, both behavioral techniques and Event Related Potentials. She is a lecturer (assistant professor) in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Strathclyde (Glasgow).
Sandra L. Soto-Santiago is a doctoral candidate in the Language, Reading, and Culture Program at the University of Arizona. She has a Master's Degree in English Education from the University of Puerto Rico - Mayagüez Campus. Her current research foci are on sociocultural aspects of education, language use and language acquisition and phenomena related to transnationalism and education. Her dissertation research explores the social and educational experiences of Puerto Rican transnational youth returning to school in Puerto Rico.
Elenita Irizarry-Ramos has a bachelors degree in Biology from the University of Puerto Rico at Mayagüez. She is currently finishing her Teaching Certificate in English. Her research interests include Language Learning, Translanguaging and Critical Pedagogy.