Dr Mary Kalantzis is a professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA.
Dr Mary Kalantzis is a professor in the Department of Education Policy, Organization and Leadership at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. From 2006 to 2016, she was Dean of the College of Education at the University of Illinois. Before then, she was Dean of the Faculty of Education, Language and Community Services at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, and President of the Australian Council of Deans of Education. She has been a Board Member of Teaching Australia: The National Institute for Quality Teaching and School Leadership, a Commissioner of the Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, Chair of the Queensland Ethnic Affairs Ministerial Advisory Committee, Vice President of the National Languages and Literacy Institute of Australia and a member of the Australia Council’s Community Cultural Development Board. With Bill Cope, she is co-author or editor of a number of books, including: New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education, Cambridge University Press, 2008 (2nd edition, 2012, also in Spanish and Greek editions, with Chinese, Portuguese and Russian editions in press); Literacies, Cambridge University Press, 2012 (2nd edition, 2016, also in Greek and Spanish Editions, Portuguese in press); A Pedagogy of Multiliteracies, Palgrave, London, 2015; and the two volume grammar of multimodal meaning: Making Sense and Adding Sense, Cambridge University Press, 2020.