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Joanne Kilgour Dowdy

Professor of Adolescent/Adult Literacy at Kent State University (OH)

Born in Trinidad, Joanne Kilgour Dowdy is Professor of Adolescent/Adult Literacy at Kent State University (OH) in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies. She received a Ph.D. in Literacy Studies from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, a M.A.T. in English from the Teachers College, Columbia University, and a B.F.A. in Theater from the Julliard School in New York. As well as many articles and book chapters, she is the author of nine previous books that explore women’s issues, empowerment, and issues concerning Caribbean and pan-African people, Olympic Hero, the story of her father’s Olympic accomplishments, is her first children’s book.